Neelakurinji National Park
The Government of Kerala, in a noble initiative to protect the Neelakurinji and the unique biodiversity of the region, declared around 32 sq km area in the Kottakamboor and Vattavada villages in Munnar as the Neelakurinji National Park. The initiative was welcomed by conservationists and nature lovers from around the world.
The declaration was made in Munnar in 2006, the last time Neelakurinji bloomed on the hills. The 2006 season saw some 10 lakh travellers from in and around the country visiting Munnar to watch the rare beauty.