India is not only a land of diverse culture and heritage sites but plays a prominent role in tourism as well. The snow-capped and glaciers peaks of the North to the history-steeped down in the West to the beaches of the South, India is totally a marvel. Apart from all these, the land is rich in flora and fauna species as well. Neelakurinji also known by Kurinji flower could be called as one of the magical flowers of the nation. Like the Tulips blooming in Kashmir in the month of March, Kurinji is a flower that blossoms once in 12 years and the lush green hills of Munnar can be seen covered with purplish coloured Neelakurinji flowers.
The season starts in July and lasts till October. So, it is better you hurry up and book your bus tickets online to Munnar at ticketgoose.com. To get a slight insight of the city, Munnar is a hill station in the Western Ghats of Kerala that is dotted with rich tea estates, adventure activities, scintillating view of the waterfall and the unwinding terrains that portray utter solace. Besides the rare species of orchids and plants that is much-fabled in this place, the Eravikulam National Park is one of the best attractions of Munnar where one could spot the endangered Nilgiri Tahr.
To view the astounding blooming of the Kurinji flowers, one has to cross through several enticing cities such as Echo Point and Top Station that is well above the sea level. The Echo point is famous for the saying, ‘call out your name and the hills will shout at you back’ and is located 600m above the sea level. At an altitude of 1800m above the sea level, is the Top Station that is the tallest hill point which offers a panoramic view of the Western Ghats and valleys. The valleys are usually green in colour but it is during this time, the entire valley glitters in blue because of the ecstatic blooming of Neelakurinji flowers.
The view is surely a sight to behold and for an unforgettable experience, that’s worth your time and money, a trip to this part of the city is a must.