What are you waiting for? 12-Years have been passed and it’s time to witness the magical blooming again. Nature is ready to unfold the carpet of blue flowers on the land of Munnar, Kerala. The natural exhibition of Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana) will take place later this month.
The popular Shrub known as Kurinji is absolutely stunning and people become mad to see it. As it blooms in every after 12-Years, people book it in advance for the close look. Already Munnar is extremely popular among tourists but it becomes a hot-sensation when the time of these Kurinji Flowers come to bloom.
Timings: The Floral season in Munnar begins in July and continues till October, giving a completely different visual treat to the visitors.
You will fall in love with the very first sight of these Purplish-blue coloured flowers.
When was it bloomed lastly?
It was the year of 2006 when Neelakurinji was bloomed previously as around 0.3 million tourists had visited this place to witness the spectacle. Tourist department is expecting around 79 percent of the growth in tourism during these 3 months.
What else can be enjoyed here?
Yes, Neelakurinji Flowers are the main attraction during this time but you can also spot Nilgiri Tahr, an endangered mountain goat glorifies these hills. Another famous attraction in this region includes Anamudi Peak, the tallest peak in South India, highly preferred trekking route in this region.
How can it be reached?
Located in Idukki District of Kerala, Munnar can be reached by road from the nearest airport in Kochi which is at a distance of only 140 km.
Ticket Coast and capacity of Eravikulam National Park
The standard capacity of Eravikulam National Park is limited to 3,500 per day. The tickets will be sold both online and offline. 75 percent of tickets are reserved for online sale while 25 percent of them will be sold from counters set up at Marayoor Wildlife Complex and Old Munnar.
Now, come to the price, adults will be charged Rs. 120 per person while Rs. 90 is fixed for minors and Foreigners need to pay Rs. 400 per ticket.
Yes, 12 long years have been passed and the forgotten-Neelakurinji-show is coming back to entertain us again.