BEST TIME TO VISIT MUNNAR

Best time to visit Munnar

Nature at its best, Munnar in Kerala is the perfect place for those who look for an ideal holiday destination. With its pleasant climate and abundant natural splendor, Munnar remains an ideal holiday destination almost throughout the year. Though there is a month wise break up of the weather of Munnar so that you can plan your trip accordingly.

Munnar is one of the easy escapes for weekenders as well as nature lovers anytime round the year. Read on to find the best season to visit Munnar:

Summer season in Munnar

In the summer season, between March and June, Munnar gets slightly warm. As temperature here seldom exceeds 20 degrees it offers you a pleasant stay. This place will be a solace from the scorching summer, and thus it makes an ideal time to visit Munnar.

Summer in Munnar is a perfect time to enjoy sightseeing and visiting tea estates. Also, it is perfect for families looking to spend some quality time during school vacations. You will have all the tourist fun around here.

You should carry light woolens if planning to visit Munnar during this time and also don’t forget to carry umbrellas as there may be occasional rains.

Winter Season In Munnar

This is also the best time to visit Munnar as the weather is pleasantly cold. The winter season starts from December and continues till February. At this time, temperature stoops down to the ranges of 8–10 deg and is perfect for vacation or honeymoon.

For anyone looking for thrills and excitement,  this will be a great time for adventurous activities such as rock climbing, trekking, and rappelling.

Remember to pack woolens when you visit Munnar as the temperature can get quite low.

Peak winters

Since altitude of the hill station varies from 2,000 meters (6,562 ft) to 2,600 meters above sea level, it experiences extreme winters with the temperature dropping as low as three degrees from December to January. A lot of tourists celebrate Christmas and New year in this enchanting hill station. It is not a good time for those who are hesitant to cold temperatures.

You must carry heavy woolens if you are planning to visit Munnar at this time of the year.

Monsoon season in Munnar

Visit Munnar in monsoons if you are looking for a relaxing vacation. Monsoon season in Munnar starts from the month of June and lasts till September. Downpour may hamper the local sightseeing around the town. However, the monsoon is still a good time to visit Munnar.

Munnar becomes misty and marvelous in monsoon as the rain gives a whole new look to the endless green cover on all sides. It will be a great time for nature lovers and photographers. Also, you’ll get great deals on hotels and resorts in the rainy season.

No matter which season you visit Munnar, you will have a fun holiday among the natural beauty and charm of this hill station. So, pack your bags and get ready to enjoy an exciting holiday in this lush green land.

 

Mountain Trail Resort is built with a unique ethnic design that blends beautifully with the scenic surrounding of Munnar. The resort is nestled against the milieu of Western Ghats, offers a magnificent view of Sahya Mountain Ranges and the meritorious view of the misty valleys. It offers a memorable stay with unmatched hospitality. It is an ideal place for honeymoon couples because of its excellent location.

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BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN MUNNAR

BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN MUNNAR

When we hear about the best places to visit in Munnar,  mountains covered with tea plantations, greenery, forests, wildlife, valleys, and trekking are the memories that come into our mind. Munnar has a lot of places that is a must visit when you go to Munnar. Munnar has beautiful views that inspires many painters and artists. Munnar in local language Malayalam translates into Three Rivers. The name would have originated from the fact that this hill station was located in the confluence of three rivers.

Munnar is one among the most loved hill stations in India. Acres of tea plantations and mountains covered with mist, beautiful valleys, refreshing breeze, mud roads between tea gardens and some adventurous ride through the hairpin curves would definitely be enthralling to anyone, in which Munnar Tourism is well known. Stretched along the Western Ghats, this ‘hill range’ as it is widely called, has many breathtaking sights and landscape perfect for a family vacation.

Best Season to visit Munnar

Munnar has emerged as an all-season destination. Like all the other popular tourist destinations in Kerala, The tourist season at Munnar also starts from August and runs up to March. However, unlike other destinations, Munnar has a summer season in April to May when crowds come to this cool hill station to escape the heat in the plains. Munnar is less crowded from June to July during the monsoon season.

Best Places to Visit in Munnar

Some of the most popular places to visit in Munnar include Tourist spots like Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi, Devikulam, Nyayamakad, Muniyara Dolmens, Attukal Waterfalls, Photo Point, Echo Point and Pothemadu and here is a list of Munnar Tourist Places that we should visit when we visit this tourist destination. Munnar is the most popular spot among the popular tourist places in Kerala.

TATA Tea Museum

Tata Tea Museum is located at the Nallathanni estate. The museum has curious and photographs that trace the growth and evolution of tea plantations in Munnar. It starts from the tea sapling to an automated tea factory where it is processed. The Museum is a fitting tribute to the efforts put on by the initial planters in transforming one of the most popular hill stations and the epicenter of the tea trade in Kerala: The entry fee to the Tata tea museum is Rs. 75 per person. We can the demonstration of the history of tea in Munnar.

Eravikulam National Park

A sanctuary located in Munnar to protect the endangered Nilgiri Tahr is the Eravikulam National Park. The Eravikulam National Park is a place which is the natural habitat of this rare mountain goat which is facing extinction. The tourism zone of the Eravikulam National Park is Rajamala region. No visitor is allowed beyond the tourist area due to security reasons. The park closes during February-March for about 30 to 45. The park opens its gates at 7 am and closes at 6 pm.

Pothamedu ViewPoint

From Pothanmedu View Point, we can watch the beauty of the Munnar that is engulfing the green hills. An old bridge and narrow roads can be seen during the drive to the Pothamedu View Point take and the views during the drive are very scenic.

Top Station

Top Station is located at a distance of almost 40+ KM’s from Munnar. It is a viewpoint at the highest altitude in Munnar. We will be very lucky to reach top station when the sky is clear – without fog. It rains in Munnar frequently as a result of which fog covers the beautiful views from Munnar

Mountain Trail Resort is built with a unique ethnic design that blends beautifully with the scenic surrounding of Munnar. The resort is nestled against the milieu of Western Ghats, offers a magnificent view of Sahya Mountain Ranges and the meritorious view of the misty valleys. It offers a memorable stay with unmatched hospitality. It is an ideal place for honeymoon couples because of its excellent location.

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MUNNAR WATERFALLS

MUNNAR WATERFALLS

Munnar is a paragon of beauty in the Western Ghats of India. There are many places to visit in Munnar, a pretty quaint town in the South Indian subcontinent. Munnar is nicknamed as the Kashmir of South India. Nestled amid the Annamalai hills, also known as the Elephant Hills. Munnar spreads across an area of   557 square kilometers in the Idukki district of Kerala. Munnar is located at the confluence of three rivers namely Mudhirapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kundaly. It is not only famous for the layers of hill ranges that we could witness at a height of 5200 ft in Munnar but also layers of verdant tea and coffee plantation which shapes the landscapes.

Attukal Waterfalls, Munnar

Attukal Waterfalls is one of the main waterfalls of Munnar, which is very popular among adventure seekers. The mountain path through the forest gives chills on every step towards Attukal Waterfalls.  The pool at the bottom of the fall has enough water to dip and bath. It is highly recommended that you visit Munnar during Monsoon season. Attukal waterfall is located between Munnar and Pallivasal which can be reached by crossing a wooden bridge. The waterfalls in Munnar witness thousands of tourist every year and Attukal is one of those famous waterfalls which is beautiful.

Chinnakanal Waterfalls, Munnar

We can spot this tempting waterfall right on the side of the road about a 20 KM drive on the NH leading to Thekkady. The Chinnakanal waterfall is surrounded by lush greenery and the source being River Devikulam. We can take snaps, bath, enjoy the fall and sit there for hours. We can laze around the fall as much as we want. During the monsoon season, it appears like gallons of milk are being thrown from a height and it becomes a little tricky to bath under it. Chinnakanal is one of the must visit place in Munnar for a memorable experience.

Lakkom Water Falls, Munnar

Falls on the route to Udumalaipettai from Munnar, this waterfall is part of the Eravikulam National Park, which originates from the Eravikulam stream at around 30 KM off Munnar. Travel through the thick tea plantation on a narrow winding trail and witness this silky white magic of nature. In the clear water of the pool below, you can even see your toe twiddling on the rocks. It is one of the sightseeing places in Munnar which commands our attention. The sight of this small yet charming waterfall is spellbinding. The water takes a plunge out of a thick green forest from afar.

Mountain Trail Resort is built with a unique ethnic design that blends beautifully with the scenic surrounding of Munnar. The resort is nestled against the milieu of Western Ghats, offers a magnificent view of Sahya Mountain Ranges and the meritorious view of the misty valleys. It offers a memorable stay with unmatched hospitality. It is an ideal place for honeymoon couples because of its excellent location.

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MAGIC OF NATURE – NEELAKURINJI.

MAGIC OF NATURE – NEELAKURINJI.

As the Neelakurinji is all set to bloom in just a few weeks’ time, visitors to the hills of Munnar in Kerala’s Idukki district can feast their eyes on a spectacular carpet of purplish-blue. For nature lovers, this is a sight to behold as the Neelakurinji, breaks into a glorious bloom only once in 12 years, a shrub common in the Western Ghats.

The much sought-after hill station is ready to witness a surge in tourists because the blooming period draws near. Munnar is home to the largest concentration of the Kurinji plant in the country. Even if not of a trek person, indulge in one this season to catch the Kurinji in full glory. We can also spot the Nilgiri Tahr at the Eravikulam National Park which is also one of the main flowering areas, while we soak in the mesmerizing beauty of the blue flowers. The endangered mountain goat, the Nilgiri Tahr, is endemic to the region.

There is a widespread publicity for the phenomenon through social media platforms. Kerala expects more visitors this season compared to the 2006 bloom. The Kerala government is gearing up to enable an enjoyable experience for tourists. Over 8 lakh travelers are expected during the blooming period. For a miraculous view of the Kurinji bloom, the National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC) has spotted a few apt spots. The district administration and the wildlife department have warned people against stealing Neelakurinji plant or flower. People who are caught will have to pay a heavy penalty.

Tickets will be available online. According to reports, 75 percent of the tickets will be sold online and the rest will be sold offline through the counters at Marayoor Wildlife Complex (Old Munnar). Revised ticket rates and the number of people allowed per day at the park, will be announced through the new online website that will be launched by the wildlife department.

Mountain Trail Resort is built with a unique ethnic design that blends beautifully with the scenic surrounding of Munnar. The resort is nestled against the milieu of Western Ghats, offers a magnificent view of Sahya Mountain Ranges and the meritorious view of the misty valleys. It offers a memorable stay with unmatched hospitality. It is an ideal place for honeymoon couples because of its excellent location.

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MUNNAR: RICH WITH SPICES

MUNNAR : RICH WITH SPICES

Over twelve varieties of spices are cultivated in Munnar and its associated villages including ginger, garlic, cardamom, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. One of the main hubs of spice across South India is Munnar. Traders traveled here to trade and to gain control over this rich land. Kerala was known for its spices and have a high market across the world because of its quality. Munnar was developed in order to cultivate tea plants, during the rule of the British. This area is almost completely covered by tea estates and dense forests and is a center of tourist attraction.

Cardamom

Cardamom is referred to as the “Queen of Spices”. It’s grown mainly in Kerala, Tamilnadu with the scientific name “Elettaria Cardamomum Maton”.  Best altitude for the cultivation of cardamom is 1500 Mts above sea-level. It requires a Temperature of about 10°C – 25°C and rainfall of about 1500 mm. The cardamom harvesting is in the months of October to February.

Pepper

“Piper Nigrum”  is the scientific name of Pepper. Cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. To produce white pepper and green pepper, the same fruit is also used. This region is renowned for black pepper. Pepper is one of the most common spices added to European cuisine and its descendants which is also an unavoidable substance in ayurvedic medicine too.

Cinnamon

The scientific name of Cinnamon is “Cinnamon Zeylanicum”. About 3 years after planting, the cinnamon plants are ready for harvest. Harvesting is done twice in a year – in May and November. Cinnamon trees are native to South East Asia, and until the sixteenth century, its origin was mysterious in Europe. The dry quills or bark are packed in bundles for trade. For extraction of oil, leaves and tender twigs are used.

Vanilla

Its scientific name is “Vanilla Fragrans”. It needs a rainfall of about to 1500 -3000 mm. It derives from the Spanish word “vanilla”, little pod. The second most expensive spice is Vanilla, where its essence is largely used in foods in the preparation of ice creams, chocolates, bakery products. Vanilla is a climbing orchid cultivated for its pleasant flavor.

Clove

Clove trees begin to bear flowers 7-8 years after planting. The scientific name of clove is “Eugenia Caryophyllus/Syzygium aromaticum”. It is used as a spice in cuisine all over the world which is native to Indonesia. The name derives from French. They contain 14 to 20 percent essential oil, the principal component of which is the aromatic oil eugenic. In food items, toothpaste and other ayurvedic medicines they are widely used.

Turmeric

Turmeric is also used to give a yellow color for food items.  “Curcuma Longa” is the scientific name of Turmeric. It is a spice commonly used in curries and other South Asian cuisines.

Mountain Trail Resort is built with a unique ethnic design that blends beautifully with the scenic surrounding of Munnar. The resort is nestled against the milieu of Western Ghats, offers a magnificent view of Sahya Mountain Ranges and the meritorious view of the misty valleys. It offers a memorable stay with unmatched hospitality. It is an ideal place for honeymoon couples because of its excellent location.

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TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN MUNNAR

TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN MUNNAR

Munnar is a famous hill station in Kerala, located at the Western Ghats with an average elevation of 1700 meters above sea level. Munnar is famous for its lush green hills and tea plantations. The hill station enjoys a favourable and pleasant climate all year round. Being located in the Western Ghats, Munnar is also home to several protected areas which house some of the rarest and endangered species of flora and fauna. The best attractions in Munnar are listed below.

Attukal Waterfalls

Attukal Waterfalls are one of the major tourist attractions in Munnar, located on the way to Pallivasal amidst dense vegetation. Attukal Waterfalls is also known as a great trekking hotspot in Munnar. The romantic and secluded cascades of Attukal are visited by several tourists throughout the year.

Muniyara Dolmens

In a village called Marayur, the Neolithic dolmens of Muniyara are located. It can be easily reached by taxi or a car. The Neolithic burial chambers are frequently visited by several tourists which is the famous archaeological site in Kerala. Some great views of the mountains covered in lush green vegetation can also be experienced.

Echo Point

Echo point is named after the enchanting echo phenomenon that occurs at the spot, which is also home for the rare Kurunji flower. A picturesque lake situated beside a hillock. The Echo Point is a great picnic spot for camping and photography. It’s also a famous destination for the young tourists.

Mattupetty Dam

One of the famous picnic spots in Munnar is the Mattupetty Dam which is constructed to conserve water to generate hydroelectricity. Due to the perennial supply of water through the reservoir, the lake is home to several species of birds and animals. The dam is built on the Mattupetty. We can enjoy a nice stroll by the lake or can try boating.

Chithirapuram

Chithirapuram is located at a short distance of 10 kilometres from Munnar. Chithirapuram is characterized by old bungalows and cottages and playgrounds. It is famous for its enormous and lush green tea plantations. The town is visited by several tourists who visit in order to experience the charm of the place.

Top Station

Top Station is one of the well-frequented tourist hotspots in Kerala. It is located at a distance of approximately 40 Kilometers from Munnar. Top Station is at an average elevation of 1800 meters above sea levels in the Western Ghats. A breathtaking view of the mountains can be experienced by the tourists and the walk among the clouds for an out-worldly experience.

Mountain Trail Resort is built with a unique ethnic design that blends beautifully with the scenic surrounding of Munnar. The resort is nestled against the milieu of Western Ghats, offers a magnificent view of Sahya Mountain Ranges and the meritorious view of the misty valleys. It offers a memorable stay with unmatched hospitality. It is an ideal place for honeymoon couples because of its excellent location.

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MUNNAR ATTRACTIONS.

MUNNAR ATTRACTIONS

Munnar is heaven for adventure enthusiasts. From rock climbing to paragliding, from ballooning to rappelling, from cycling to trekking, Munnar has a lot to offer for their travellers! Mountaineers relish the challenge of climbing the Anamudi and Meesapulimala, the highest and second highest peaks respectively in Kerala. A lot of these activities are offered by the NAF (National Adventure Foundation) and TFA (Track Finder Adventures). About 9km from Munnar lies the magnificent Attukal Waterfalls amidst rolling hills and thick woods. It is an ideal place for long treks, tucked away in the lap of Nature.

Going for a cycling tour is one of the best ways to enjoy the tranquil natural beauty of Munnar. There are quite a few bike rental outlets to help tourists. One of the popular routes is to the Top Station which is about 37 km from Munnar. Another popular route takes us to the picturesque Madupatty tea estate, located about 14 km from Munnar. We can stop by other attractions like the Kundala Lake, Echo Point etc.

Boating

A popular picnic spot where tourists can go boating ss the Mattupetty Dam, located about 10 km from Munnar. One can choose among speedboats or paddle boats to Kashmiri-style Shikara. It offers a mesmerizing view of the surrounding mountains and the reservoir. Mattupetty Dam is also known to be a popular visiting ground for elephant herds.

Elephant Safari

The Munnar Carmelagiri Elephant Park is on the way to the Mattupetty Dam. The exciting elephant safari is through misty forests along rugged hill paths. It’s definitely an unforgettable experience. Elephant shower and feeding, timber dragging demonstrations and display of elephant commands and communication are the key features of this safari.

Tea Garden

The hills of Munnar carpeted by the green tea gardens are an amazing sight indeed. It is a wonderfully soothing to take a walk amidst the beautiful tea estates, the air scented with the aroma of tea. The Tata Tea Museum is a must visit place, where it gives an idea of the basic functioning of a tea factory. It also houses antiques from the colonial era. Munnar District Tourism Promotion Council also organizes the Tea Valley Tour.

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate is one of the highest tea plantations in the world. Fasten the seatbelts and brace yourselves for the adventurous car ride. The magical views of the Western Ghats greet us along the route even though the ride is difficult and bumpy. The sunrise from the Kolukkumalai, as the clouds gently float around us, is a lifetime experience indeed!

Mountain Trail Resort is built with a unique ethnic design that blends beautifully with the scenic surrounding of Munnar. The resort is nestled against the milieu of Western Ghats, offers a magnificent view of Sahya Mountain Ranges and the meritorious view of the misty valleys. It offers a memorable stay with unmatched hospitality. It is an ideal place for honeymoon couples because of its excellent location.

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BLOSSOM INTERNATIONAL PARK.

Munnar is one among the most loved hill stations situated 1600 m (5400 ft) above sea level in the Indian state of Kerala. Munnar is stretched along the Western Ghats, which was a summer resort of the British government in South India. Munnar has many breathtaking sights and landscape perfect for honeymoon and even for a family vacation. It is pronounced “Moon-aar” meaning “Three rivers” in the Malayalam Language. The three rivers are – Mudhirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly which flow through this town but join some distance away from Munnar. Mountains covered with mist and acres of tea plantations, refreshing breeze, beautiful valleys and mud roads between tea gardens and some adventurous ride through the hairpin curves would be enthralling to anyone.  Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, at 2695 m. The cool climate, spice-scented air, scenic nature and exotic flora and fauna attract a lot of travellers from across the globe.

A lot of people visit this tourist destination each year in order to enjoy some refreshing holidays. Besides, the destination offers plenty of activities. Blossom International Park is a great picnic spot in Munnar ideal to immerse you in the beauty of nature.

Blossom International Park Munnar is also known as Blossom Hydel Park, is a must-visit tourist spot in Munnar It’s only 3 kilometres away from the Munnar Town, which will not be a problem for the travellers to reach this spot.  At this exotic piece of land, a lot of things are waiting for us such beautiful flowers, rich green landscape, amazing migratory water birds, colourful mountain butterflies etc.  In order to explore the hill station and enjoy all these attractions, many Indian and foreign tourists visit the area.

It can be a mesmerizing and refreshing experience,  visiting the Blossom International Park Munnar which is located near the lovely Muthirappuzha River. It can be a rejuvenating experience for the travellers to visit this park. Another attraction of this picnic spot is the extensive and misty Kannan Devan Tea Estates. The large stretches of gardens, lawns, man-made waterfalls and landscaped mounts attracts tourists and make them feel excited.  Everybody gets a beautiful experience because of the silent splash of air and cool climate. Beside this, Blossom International Park provides amazing views of the majestic Western Ghats.

There are many recreation options in this park. Visitors can indulge in badminton, roller skating and boating at this park. The park also offers many adventure trails which give visitors beautiful memories of the picnic. They also love to enjoy bird watching and nature walks during their visit to this picnic spot. It must be an amazing experience for the travellers to spend some time at this park while enjoying the aroma of fresh flowers. Blossom International Park also provides facilities for a campfire with music. Never forget to enjoy a bit of boating through the sparkling waters of Muthirappuzha River.

Mountain Trail Resort is built with a unique ethnic design that blends beautifully with the scenic surrounding of Munnar. The resort is nestled against the milieu of Western Ghats, offers magnificent view of Sahya Mountain Ranges and the meritorious view of the misty valleys. It offers a memorable stay with unmatched hospitality. It is an ideal place for honeymoon couples because of its excellent location.

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MUNNAR

MUNNAR

Munnar is located at the confluence of three mountain streams Mudra puzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Munnar was the summer capital of the British in southern India, which was developed to cultivate tea plants by British although it was first discovered by Scottish planters. Munnar was the summer resort of the British government in South India. Munnar is also known as the Kashmir of Kerala. The first British who visits the area was the Duke of Wellington, in 1790 who migrated to Munnar and occupied the nearby places. There is much more about Munnar that simply cannot be put in words.

A British lawyer and tea planter leased close to 600 sq. km of land around Munnar, from the Poonjar chief,  a subordinate of the Maharaja of Travancore, which was then covered with thick jungle. He then cleared the jungle for Tea plantations. Then in 1983 James Finlay Group sold their remaining share holdings and the company became known as Tata Tea Ltd., the largest integrated tea company in the world. This land was later known as Kanan Devan (Kannan Thevar) Concession Land. Later in 1895, Messrs Finlay Muir & Company bought Munro’s land and in 1976 Tata-Finlay Ltd. purchased it.

Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana) is a shrub that used to grow abundantly in the shola grasslands of Western Ghats in India which is one of the main attractions of Munnar. The Nilgiris, which literally means the blue mountains, got its name from the purplish blue flowers of Neelakurinji that blossoms gregariously once in 12 years. Another attraction in Munnar is The Nilgiri Tahr. Now the area with all these attractions became a great sightseeing spot for the visitor, and every time more and more tourists flock in this popular place in the hills.

The region in and around Munnar varies in height from 26,562 ft to 8,530 ft above mean sea level. The temperature ranges between 10 °C and 0 °C in winter and 8 °C and 16 °C in summer. You can visit Munnar throughout the year. But best time to visit August to May. The weather is extremely cold during winter (November, December,and January).

 

NEELAKURINJI BLOOMING, MUNNAR.

NEELAKURINJI BLOOMING, MUNNAR.

Every 12 years, the mountain slopes of Munnar are dressed with bluish-purple flowers. Neelakurinji blooming when seen from a distance is a visual treat. Seen closely, these bell-shaped flowers appear to dance gaily against the winds. Neelakurinji flowers make an appearance once in 12 years, which draw tourists from all over the world. This year too, from August 2018 to October 2018, the hills of Munnar will witness the blooming of these flowers. The rarity of this event, along with the visual spectacle that it holds in store for visitors, is what makes it an exciting event. Watch the Neelakurinji flower bloom in all its glory from the hills of Munnar.

Neelakurinji Flower

Neelakurinji has the resemblance of a bell which is the name of a flower with purple-bluish color. ‘Strobilanthes kunthianus’ is the botanical name for the flower, with the name “kunthianus” said to be derived from the River Kunthi. Blossoming of this flower provides the best opportunities for sightseeing among the 46 plant species found in India that bloom every 10 to 16 years. This shrub is found exclusively in the Shola Forests of the Western Ghats and the mountain slopes of the Nilgiri Mountain Range.

Neelakurinji Flower – A spectacular sight to come across!

The sight of certain mountain slopes of munnar bathed in purple-bluish color is hard to miss. Neelakurinji Flower blooms once every 12 years, and this year is one of them. The rarity of this event enhances its overall attraction.  The mountain slopes of Munnar will be decorated with plenty of Neelakurinji flowers between the months of August and October. Kurinji flowers represent the rich biodiversity that the Western Ghats is famous for. This flower makes it appearance at 1800m above sea level. This was also a way by which the members of the Pulaya tribes determined their age. Located at an altitude of 600ft, it settles itself comfortably amidst the dense forests of the Western Ghats in the Idukki district of Kerala.

There are several places in Munnar where we can witness the blossoming of the Neelakurinji Flower. One of these is the Kurinjimala Sanctuary. Its spread across 32 sq. km and is the core habitat of the Neelakurinji plant. Eravikulam National Park is the other place where tourists can witness the blooming of Kurinji flowers.

Mountain Trail Resort is built with a unique ethnic design that blends beautifully with the scenic surrounding of Munnar. The resort is nestled against the milieu of Western Ghats, offers magnificent view of Sahya Mountain Ranges and the meritorious view of the misty valleys. It offers a memorable stay with unmatched hospitality. It is an ideal place for honeymoon couples because of its excellent location.

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