In Munnar it happens once in 12 years ... happening this year

#1 Jul 31st, 2018, 09:15
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Neelakurinji flower will be blooming this year in Munnar after twelve years.

Try to make a date with it between August and October.
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Going this week. Dont know if there are much of them now.
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You may get some, as it would be beginning of season.
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Meesapulimalai

I read that you get a good view of these flowers in the meesapulimalai trek, is the trek allowed during this time ? some new articles say the government has banned trekking in the area after the Theni incident.

Any information on this would be useful as we are planning to be in Munnar from Aug 15-18
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Kurinji draws huge crowd to Munnar

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Yellow (Heavy rain) alert has been issued for Idukki district for Sep 25-27
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I just returned from Munnar. While the arrangements made by the Kerala Govt, for the viewing of the Neelkurunji are excellent, the flowers put on a poor show. Apparently the heave rains are the root cause for the poor showing. On the other hand, in 12 years time it could be even worse..


Buy your tickets online and avoid the rush at the gates. We left Cochin at 4:30am and go to the park by around 8:30am.
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My sister was in Cochin on her way to Munnar a day before the flood in Kerala. She was advised to avoid visiting that area by the home stay that she had booked since they were in the process of vacating the place. Good that she heeded the advice and did an about turn to visit Ooty - Coonoor.

When she told me about her plans I had given her the suggestion of visiting Kodaikanal to see the flowers.
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Just returned. Was at National Park on 1st October 2018. Few tips:

Plan well - try to book national park visit through website https://eravikulamnationalpark.in/landing/index.php. In my experience, site did not book for same day or the next day.

Missed online - You can book from information center about two kilometers before Munnar Town, near bus parking facility.

Although visitor info - https://eravikulam.org/visitor-info/ mentions that 'All other movements inside the park are on foot along trails and footpaths.', I felt that tourists are allowed to roam around on-foot in about two kilometer stretch of road that passes through the park. No option for tourists to get off-road on any trail or track, security (density of 1 guy every hundred meter) prevents crossing wooden railings. Although, I enjoyed ambiance and weather of National Park and got real close encounter with Nilgiri Tahr, got views Neelakurinji flowers in full Sun light, but I felt that attractive Neelakurinji fields photos which are all over the net use filters to accentuate the color of flowers and are shot at angles to show dense growth. Anybody making all the effort to strike a pose in publicity photographs may probably be disappointed.

Reserve about half a day for this activity alone.
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