Strobilanthes [Karvy] mass blooming 2008

#16 Aug 25th, 2008, 14:29
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Just to avoid going Off-topic in other thread, I am posting my response here !

Oh Nice Snonymous... And the Waterfalls photo/ Plants & Another photo you posted in our "Photos" section, with the heading "Valley of Flowers" ..
Nice ones !!

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Oh Nice Snonymous... And the Waterfalls photo/ Plants & Another photo you posted in our "Photos" section, with the heading "Valley of Flowers" ..
Nice ones !!

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Thanks PMV
I saw so many of Mantru's exquisite pics of the real Valley of Flowers and remembered that we also have our own numerous valleys of flowers, during and just after the monsoons, in so many places just outside Mumbai. They may not be spectacular but they are pretty in their own way, and a refreshing sight for sore 'concrete city' eyes.
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Originally Posted by Gametotravel View Post Is this the same as "Kurinji" flowers of Kodaikanal/Ooty?

And if so ;the bloom is happening in Nilgiris too?
Just found this photo of last year's mass flowering [Jan 2007] of the Kurinji Pooh in the Nilgiris.
http://www.indiamike.com/photopost/s...2/ppuser/29192
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The BBC has chosen to mention about the blooming of the Karvy over here
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7580725.stm
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Originally Posted by snonymous View Post Just found this photo of last year's mass flowering [Jan 2007] of the Kurinji Pooh in the Nilgiris.
http://www.indiamike.com/photopost/s...2/ppuser/29192
Thanks for the photo link. Nice portrait indeed. I guess everyone would know that the name of Nilgiri is derived from the colour of these flowers;Neel meaning blue and Giri meaning mountain.
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Game To Travel I guess everyone would know that the name of Nilgiri is derived from the colour of these flowers;Neel meaning blue and Giri meaning mountain.

I also read somewhere that it is because of the semi permanent blue hue in the sky in those regions. Im inclined to believe this because the same blue hue was present in the sky even during our last trip in Jan 08 when there was no trace of mass flowering of Kurinjipooh. Maybe the blue is due to the atmospheric conditions extant in this particular high altitude, low latitude combination. Whatever it be, it is a lovely blue hue.

Piran: Thanks for the link. Its good to know that BBC considers this a newsworthy event!
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Smile Karvy Trail at Goregaon by BNHS

The BNHS organised Karvy trail at the forests of Goregaon Filmcity was a pleasue and a delight for nature lovers. I joined the walk with my 10 yr old son and both of us enjoyed the sunday morning in the cool environs of the deep, green flora. The burst of purple colours of the Karvy bloom was a treat to the eyes. The once in 8 years sight made the occassion more memorable. The 300 odd perticipants were managed well by the volunteers of BNHS. Their efforts in bringing nature closer to the concrete jungle inhabitants is commendable. Here are some photos clicked on the trail on 07-09-08. Some more follow in a seperate post.
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Some more pics!!

Here are more blooms.
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Some creepy crawly cuties on the BNHS trail!

The gems from the animal kingdom were no less interesting!
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Great pics! And beautiful colours of those flowers.
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Very, very nice, Purplesmoke. Welcome to the site.
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Lovely pictures Purplesmoke. Your pseudonym matches the colour of the blooms!

SGNP is a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year. It is a boon for city weary Bombay residents. There is always something exciting waiting to be discovered for anyone who has the patience to look. And very often, even for those who are not consciously 'looking'.
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Yes, I have seen Karvy blooms during our Yewoor trek. I attach a photo. It is a beautiful flower and liked by honeybees.http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3002/...67ff73cc7a.jpg
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Mass blooming of Strobilanthes at Matheran



Just back after a quick visit to Matheran [Fri evening to Sun morning]. The entire hillside on the road going from Neral to Dasturi / Matheran is covered in mass blooming Karvy, along with assorted smithias, daisies [senecio], celosias and other pretty wildflowers. Added to that are several decent sized waterfalls, currently in spate due to Sat/Sun torrential rain. I will post some photos in a few days when I get the time.

On the Saturday we walked to Garbut point and back on both eastern and western peripheries. There are vast patches of Karvy in full bloom on both stretches. These should last another month at least, so whoever is interested, please go to Matheran and enjoy! Much better for Karvy blooms than SGNP.

There is an abundance of Karvy in Matheran, at every stage of its growth cycle. This means that there will be mass blooming patches every year at some place or the other, for those who are interested enough to go and look for them. Last year [Oct 2007] we found an entire hillside of karvy blooms near Panorama point.

Nice photo Maninair.
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Thanks Snonymous - Here are some more pictures or Karvi shot at Yewoor forest.

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