Tuesday, May 16, 2006

When Neela kurinji blooms...the blue carpeted Munnar...
















NEELAKURINJI FLOWERS, The Strobilanthus shrub....what is so special about it?It blooms only once in twelve years and do you want to watch this sylvan beauty? Visit Munnar, one of the most sought after tourist cenre in South India.Neela Kurinji has bloomed in this year 2006....so probably this is the best time time to be in Munnar . The mauve blossoms cover the slopes and ravines of Munnar in a carpet of blue & it is a rare beauty to watch... Well, The next flowering is only in the year 2018!! Kurinji comes every twelve years...a moment for the localites to stop and drown in the reminiscences of the life that has passed...They have a lot of myths to tell about this virgin beauty!You can see these blossoms on the hill sides of Annamalai, Nilgiris and kodaikanal as well...A rare beauty which remains a great memory always...



4 comments:

Maureen Smith said...

We will surely include Munnar in our itinerary of our holiday to India..thanx for the information

Sumitha said...

Wow a nice piece of info! I had been to munnar last year,shall post some photos of munnar in my blog! Ohhh i missed the flower!

indianadoc said...

Sad that you missed it by a year...12 years is too long a waiting!

Pamela said...

Beautiful!