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September 2018 Massive Neelakurinji Blooming Season Started in Munnar

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          Munnar is going to experience the wonder in 2018 with the blooming of Neelakurinji 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

Neelakurinji :-  Flowers that turns the mountains blue
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Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana) (Malayalam: നീലക്കുറിഞ്ഞി) (Tamil: நீலக்குறிஞ்சி), is a shrub that used to grow abundantly in the shola grasslands of the Western Ghats in South India above 1800 metres. The Nilgiri Hills, which literally means the blue mountains, got their name from the purplish blue flowers of Neelakurinji that blossoms gregariously only once in 12 years. The Paliyan tribal people apparently used it to calculate their age.

Once in 12 years ‘Neelakurinji’ in Full Bloom at Munnar
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Closer View of Neelakurinji Flower

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           Neelakurinji is a bell shaped flower which blooms once in twelve years. During its bloom, it turns the hills of Nilgiri into a beautiful shade of blue. There is a local variant of this flower in Munnar which is expected to mass bloom this year between September and December. The next major bloom that’s the 12 year cycle version should be in 2018.

Read About: Article and Pictures of 2014 Neelakurinji Blooming in Munnar

However there are at-least 8 species of the flower. The Munnar variant’s flowering cycle is four years ahead of the rest of the Neelakurinjis in the Nilgiris belt i.e. the last major bloom was in 2006 and the next major one in this belt is in 2018 happens in Munnar only. As per the estimate, around 10 lakhs tourist visited neelkurinji at munnar during the last massive blooming period that happened in the year 2006. 

A Mountain Valley in Munnar with full of Neelakurinji Flowers
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When will neelakurinji bloom next / Neelakurinji blooming time
       The very next blooming period of Neelakurinji flowers in Munnar is going to be in 2018. Exactly for 04 months from June. That means, if you are there during June, July, August and September you can see massive blooming of neelakurinji in Munnar. After this time period kurinji plants will shed with some lovely glorious memories of a flowering season. We Malayalies says it as വിസ്മയ കാഴ്‌ചകളുടെ ഒരു കുറിഞ്ഞി പൂക്കാലം 

Below are the four months to experience gregarious neelakurinji flowering in Munnar

Year     :  2018 
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How to Book Tour Package to Munnar During Neelakrunrinji Blooming Season ?

Government as well as private tour operators are planning well to prepare Neelakurinji special tour packages to Munnar. We are also shortly updating some exciting special Neelakkurinji tour packages so that tourist can utilize this opportunity to see the natural wonder that happens only once in 12 years

2 Nights / 3 Days Neelakkurinji Special Tour Packages to Munnar

Neelakkurinji Season 3 Nights / 4 Days Munnar Special Kurinji Tour Packages

2 Nights / 3 Days Munnar Neelakkurinji Special Honeymoon Packages


Unique Flowering Phenomenon Exhibited by Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes Kunthiana) in Munnar
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Without any doubt we can say that Munnar is going to experience one of the largest crowd gathering to witness next massive neelakurinji blooming season in 2018. Definitely the resorts and hotels will be planing for some unique packages for upcoming neelakurinji flower season. Hope to see you there guys …














12 thoughts on “September 2018 Massive Neelakurinji Blooming Season Started in Munnar”

  1. Hi,

    Does the tourist need to take / buy any passes to visit the blooming of Kurunji Malar? Which would be the suitable or best advisable place to view this beauty of nature?

  2. Hi,

    Please suggest me some ideal location where the view of Neelakurunji can be enjoyed.
    Also please suggest some nearby places (resorts or homestays) which would be good for a Honeymoon trip.

    Thank you.

    1. Eravaikulam National park, Kolukkumalai and top station are some of the good places.

      There are many resorts and home stays available and you can chose one depending on your budget.
      If looking for home stay, Shiyas home stay is a clean and new budget one which we can recommend.
      Resort- Tea valley resort, KTDC Tea county, Tea Country resorts, etc.. are some good options

    1. You can get a decent tour package from Kochi for 2 nights 3 Days covering Munnar for around Rs. 12000/ couple.
      Contact good tour operators for the same.
      Some of the suggested operators are Munnar Tour Guide, Island Getaways, Cox and Kings, Thomas Cook etc..

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