|View from Eravikulam Munnar during massive flowering season of Neelakurinji|
Neelakurinji – The Flowers that make Mountains Blue :- A small shrub found only in the higher elevations of certain parts of the Western Ghats, the neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana) flowers only once in twelve years. These shrubs are found only in treeless grasslands, which also shows how important such large grassland expanses are for the conservation of the such small rare (though locally common) shrubs.
While we look into the blooming & growth cycle, it can be divided as three :- a two-month-long flowering and seeding period and then the decaying phase.
Which are the spots where you can enjoy Neelakurinji now ?
Now you can enjoy the Neelakurinji flowers mainly in Chinnakkanal & Mattuppetty area. While you doing sightseeing near Gap Road / Lock Heart Gap and near Korandakkadu Hills near Mattupetty there is a good spot for taking some snaps and enjoying this lovely flower blossom.
Recently one of our guest visited Munnar for his Honeymoon and was pretty happy to share some snaps of Neelakkurinji flowers. You can have a look