Here comes once in a twelve year Neekakurinji blossom in Munnar.

Here comes once in a twelve year Neekakurinji blossom in Munnar.

Munnar, the paradise of nature in idukki district of Kerala state, South India witnesses another Neelakurinji season in 2018. The season starts from July 2018 and ends at October 2018. In regional language “Neela” means blue. So the flower means Blue flowers. The botanical name of  this flower is ‘Strobilanthes kunthianus’, also  the name “kunthianus” said to be derived from the River Kunthi puzha.

You can witnesses the blossom of  Neela Kurinji in several places. One of the main place is Kurinjimala sanctuary. Kurinjimala sanctuary is located in Kottakamboor and Vattavada villages of Devikulam Taluk in Munnar. Spreads over 32 sq.ft km, kurinjimala gifts the fascinating beauty of this bell shaped flowers to its visitors. The other place is at Eravikulam national park, famous for the home of endangered mountain goat “Nilgiri Thar”.

The contact details of Kerala tourism department:

Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, Park View, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India – 695 033, Phone: +91 471 2321132, Fax: +91 471 2322279, E-mail:,


Munnar is a place known for its attractive tea estates and tea cultivation. Tea estates are the identity of Munnar. The places like Eravikulam National park, Kundala dam, Mattupetty dam,Mattupetty cattle farm, Tea museum and top station are the main attractions offedred by Munnar.

All major places like Cochin, Kottayam, Trivandrum, Trichur, Palakkad, Madurai and Coimbatore are connected with government and private bus services . Kerala and Tamilnadu transport corporations operate bus services frequently to all important places.  Taxi cars and Auto-rickshaws are easily available for sightseeing and other purposes.You can also get bicycle for rent at DTPC Information centre Old Munnar.

Many travel and tourism institutions across the nation arrange various tour packages to Munnar.


Places to visit in Munnar

Rajamalai (Part of Eravikulam National Park)

Marayoor Sandalwood Forests

Attukad Waterfalls

Blossom Park

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Tea Plantations

Lakkom Water Falls

Anamudi Peak

Chinnakanal and Anayirangal

Top Station

Munnar Tea Museum

Kundla Dam

Mattupetty Dam



MUNNAR – Fact File

Altitude : 1600 Mts to 1800 Mts above sea level

Tourist Season : August to May

Clothing : Warm Clothes and Rain Gear

Temperature : Min. 0 c – Max. 25 c


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