Neelakurinji Flowers Munnar
The hills of Munnar welcomed Neelakurinji on to its bosom after a period of twelve years in 2006. Revered by the local tribal community and admired by visitors to these enchanting hills, the blooming of the flower usually starts from August and would last up to October.
Once in Munnar, you may locate the magical blooms of Neelakurinji at Iravikulam National Park,Kovilur, Kadavari, Rajamala, which is home to the endangered mountain ungulate- the ‘Nilgiri Tahr’ and at other places in and around Munnar. Nature lovers and travelers have already started heading for Munnar to savour in this once-in-twelve-year phenomenon.
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.
Now you can enjoy the Neelakurinji flowers mainly in Chinnakkanal and 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.
Munnar is going to experience the wonder in 2018 with the blooming of the Flowers. Entire world will wish to come Munnar for seeing this natural phenomena that happens only once in every 12 years. So these flowers are something extra ordinary. In this article we will discuss about this peculiar flower and will see when will Neelakurinji bloom next in Munnar. so welcome to you munnar for enjoining the fantastic natural moments.