2018 will witness the biggest Neelakurinji blooming in Munnar after a period of 12 years

In 2018, Munnar will experience the once in 12 years blooming of the Neelakurinji flower.  Kurinji or Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthianus) is a shrub that is found in the shola forests of the Western Ghats in South India. Nilgiri Hills, which literally means the blue mountains, got their name from the purplish blue flowers of Neelakurinji that blossoms only once in 12 years. 

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