Neelakurinji- Flower blooms once in 12 years




One of the most fascinating hill stations in South India, this is going to be something in the month of June this year in Munnar, Kerala, which will make the face of tourists blossom.

Today, we will talk about a flower that blooms once in 12 years i.e. Neelakurinji Flower.

Neelakurinji flower blossom

The Neelakurinji Flower is blue and you can see different shades of a blue color.

Neelakurinji Bloom in the Mountain of Munnar.

The Scientific Name of Nilakuriniji is Strobilanthes Kunthiana.

Around 45 types of different Neelakurinji blooms can be seen in Munnar Hills, South India.

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This Neelakurinji bloom turns the green valley of Munnar into a Beautiful blue color valley.

Beautiful view of Neelakurinji Hills :  Neelakurinji Flower

This view will be the most memorable views for nature lovers and also for the tourist.  Neelakurinji bloom will be the top attraction of Munnar this year.

If you want to see Neelakurinji blooming,

then you have to wait for 12 years


If you are also fond of traveling, go to Munnar once.

The natural beauty here is like magic, the cold on the hill, the valley full of greenery, the lake water is so shining like silver, waterfalls and tea-coffee plantations fall from the top with the finest voice. …

In every part of Munnar, you will find something that will remain in your memories for a long time.

But all tourists going to Munnar would not have seen Neelakurinji blooming because it was once in 12 years.

However, in many other hill stations of South India, even the sporadic plant of Nilakurinji is cultivated, but it blossoms only in Munnar.


Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala 685561

Famous For :

Neelakurinji bloom and Nilgiri Tahr

Neelakurinji blooming Time:

August to October

Neelakurinji Entry Fee:

Online mode and Offline mode (25%). The entry fee has increased this year.

Next Neelakurinji blooming Year:


Previous Neelakurinji blooming Year:


Neelakurinji Flowering year:

Once in 12 years.

Neelakurinji Uses:

It has several Medical uses.


Scenic, Hill Station

Other than  Munnar Neelakurinji also bloom in Kalyanathandu, Parunthumpara, Shevroys in the Eastern Ghats.

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  1. Hello dear,
    I have been following you for a few days and found that your post is quite amazing and helpful. Neelakurinji Flower is really beautiful. I am interested in making a nice and beautiful garden full of Neelakurinji flower. I think I should move shola forests and research for a few days about this. Thanks for letting me know such a beautiful flower exist on this planet.

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