The Legendary Neelakurinji Blooms!
(August-October 2018)

Yes folks. You heard that right! The long wait is now over! The hills of Munnar will soon be bathed in a dreamy shade of blue. The Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthianus) blooms only once in every 12 years and it sure is a sight to behold!

Here, with pleasure, Kerala Tourism offers you in-depth insights into the 'Neelakurinji Phenomenon' through photographs of the blooming in 1982, 1994 and 2006, video clips of the Kurinji and other nearby attractions, the best routes to reach the flowering site at Rajamala, travel writers who share their experiences of having witnessed the flowering in the previous years and also scholarly articles on preserving the endangered Kurinji as well.

Why NeelaKurinji flowers only once in 12 years?

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How to reach Eravikulam from major destinations


Witness the blooming of Neelakurinji at Munnar this year and gratify the wanderlust in you.

Strobilanthes Varieties

Neelakurinji - 1982

Neelakurinji - 1994

Neelakurinji - 2006

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