Neelakurinji Munnar


The Legendary Neelakurinji Blooms!

The hills of Kallippara at Santhanpara in Idukki district are bathed in a dreamy shade of blue. The Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes Kunthianus) flowers are in full bloom. It happens only once in every 12 years and is a sight to behold!

Is Neelakurinji blooming now in Munnar?

Neelakurinji bloom in Kerala

The Munnar hill station in Kerala is the most famous Neelakurinji blooming spot where it happened the last time in 2018. The next Neelakurinji in Munnar is likely to happen only in 2030 as they bloom only once in 12 years.

When did Neelakurinji bloom last in Munnar?

As mentioned earlier, the Kurinji blooms every 12 years; the second last known bloom was in 2006, the last bloom was be in 2018 and next bloom in 2030, which will be followed by a flowering season in 2030 and so on.

Will Neelakurinji bloom in 2022?

In the year 2022, from September- October, the Western Ghats especially the Mullayanagiri in Chikamagalur is flourishing with Neelakurinji.

Where is Neelakurinji found in Munnar?

The habitat of Neelakurinji is confined to the shola grasslands of Western Ghats – the Nilgiri hills, Palani hills and the Eravikulam hills of Munnar. Apart from the Western Ghats, Neelakurinji is also found on the Shevaroy hills in the Eastern Ghats.

How many days does Neelakurinji last in 2022?

Neelakurinji plants display distinct characteristics and a unique lifecycle. They bloom only once in 12 years and the flowers dont last for more than 30 days.

How long will Neelakurinji bloom last?

Among plants, there are annuals and perennials. Annual plants complete their life cycle in one year. They grow from the seed, bloom, produce seeds and die in one growing season.

Will there be a Superbloom in 2022?

A wildflower super bloom is unlikely for 2022, but California deserts will still see some flowers. On a rare super bloom year in California, Edom Hill near Palm Springs typically turns green with vegetation, signaling the impending crush of wildflowers across the states deserts.

Which flower will bloom 12 years once?

Neelakurinji flowers
Once every 12 years, Neelakurinji flowers bloom in Karnataka | India News News,The Indian Express.

Is there a flower that takes 100 years to bloom?

But no, the agave americana is definitely from Earth. Its also known as a century plant because it only blooms once every 100 years (roughly) and then dies. But, because Raleigh gets more rain than the plants usual home in the high elevations of Northern Mexico, the Century Plant is blooming after only thirty years.


The mesmerizing neelakurinji (Strobilanthus kunthiana) has once again painted the misty hills of Idukki in the dreamy hues of blue. After the Kallipara mountains, the flowers have bloomed in the hillocks of Chaturangapara in the Udumbanchola panchayat.


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