Take a Break amidst the Neelakurunji

August 1, 2018
India, Kerala, Vacation

Every twelve years, the hills of Munnar in Kerala burst into a sea of blue, a rare natural spectacle for which travellers make a beeline for. An endless stretch of rolling hills carpeted with tiny blue flowers welcomes the visitors. It is the time Neelakurinji, a flower with 40 odd varieties, blossoms in all its grandeur.

Botanists call it the blooming of ‘Strobilanthes kunthianus’, the botanical name of Neelakurinji. Neela in local parlance translates to the colour blue and Kurinji is the local name for the flower.

This stellar phenomenon can be witnessed between the months of July 2018 and October 2018 when the flower blooms in all its glory unleashing a visual extravaganza. In fact, there is no better time to visit Munnar than when the Neelakurinji blooms en masse.

The Nilgiri Tahr, the endangered mountain goat, is endemic to these hills. The majestic mountain goat ambling down the hills that are swathed in Neelakurinji makes for an extremely enigmatic sight.

Flooded with travel requests, we have a specially curated Take a Break Neelakurunji Vacation Package to experience this natural wonder along with your friends and family. The vacation incudles a trek into the wildlife reserve restricted hills where the Neelakurinji blooms.

Important to note: If you want to witness this once in a 12 year surreal spectacle then you will do well to confirm your travel plan at the earliest. This is because the entry into the Neelakurunji hills are restricted to a maximum of 3500 visitors per day and the bookings for the same are already underway for the entire season.

So what are you waiting for, prep your family, call your friends, uncover your cameras and get set to experience the nature’s marvel at a place not too far away from home.

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