Neelakurinji – Complete Guide 2020

Neelakurinji:- Flowers are those beautiful things which hold the power to mesmerize and make someone happy even if a person is going through his or her saddest and toughest phase of life.

In the present scenario, more than 20 lakh known varieties of flowers are present in the world.

From the past many centuries, flowers have been used as a source of joy and happiness. They are given to someone on a happy occasion and also as a token of gratitude and respect. It is also given to someone out of the feeling of love.

Features of Flowers

Features of Neelakurinji Flowers over the years

It is proven in a research that when a person is feeling low and does not want to talk to anybody, and is presented with a flower, then there are 76% chances that he or she will start feeling better and get back on track.

Many flowers, when traced back into history, have found to have various medicinal and herbal qualities. When man discovered these qualities, he quickly started the commercialization of such precious flowers.

Some of the flowers are considered to be the national symbol of respect and gratitude for the country. Those flowers are treated with respect and are found to be costly than the other flowers in that particular region due to high demand.

One such beautiful flower with many qualities and features and with mesmerizing looks is the Neelakurinji flower. This special flower is found in the city of Munnar of the Kerala district in the southern part of India.

location of Neelakurinji Flowers

In this article, we would be covering the Neelakurinji flower, its existence, its features and also the time when it blooms and sheds off. We would also be covering the location where it can be found by the tourists.

Neelakurinji Know How

Neelakurinji Know How

The Neelakurinji is a flower that is found in the famous western Ghats present in the southern part of India.

This flower is predominantly found in the Nilgiri hills which are spread in almost every region of the city of Munnar in the state of Kerala.

Because of the presence of uncountable Neelakurinji flowers on the hills, the lush blue covering of these flowers gives a complete blue look to the hills which has given the name Nilgiri to the hills of that particular region.

Some of the tribes which are living in the deep forests of the state of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, who do not have the proper basic amenities, use this blooming cycle of the Neelakurinji flower to calculate their roughage.

Features of Neelakurinji Flowers

Features of Neelakurinji Flowers

The Neelakurinji flowers normally glow at an average altitude of 2500 meters to 3000 meters.

The Neelakurinji flowers are considered to be monocarpic. They produce seeds in very large numbers and the form of clusters.

The reason behind this is their blooming cycle. Thus, the seeds produced by these flowers are very large in number.

They do this to ensure the fact that even if the majority of the seeds are eaten up by the animals, insects’ birds, etc. or even get washed away due to heavy rains and winds, still a good amount of seeds are left for the process of germination.

Thus, by this means, they ensure that their population does not get wiped off entirely and they can again get back to the normal count in 12 years.

Neelakurinji in Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park is a wonderful place located in the city of Munnar in the state of Kerala in the southern part of India. The place is located almost at a distance of about 15 Kilometres from the main town area of Munnar city.

This national park is almost completely covered with the mind-blowing and mesmerizing Neelakurinji flowers.

The tourists, not only from different states of India but from all around the world come to visit this particular national park for two main reasons.

The first reason is the wide range of wild and exotic animals which are found in this particular national park.

The second reason is the blue sheet of Neelakurinji flowers which makes the complete atmosphere of the national park turn into a paradise.

This place is also considered to be a very romantic spot as the majority of the couples like to click photographs here and there are many stories of people proposing their love of the life here between the beautiful flowers of Neelakurinji.

The Nilgiri Tahr, which is considered to be one of the major attractions of the Eravikulam National Park apart from the Neelakurinji flowers makes the view even more appealing to the tourists as they get to capture both these beauties at a single time and in a single frame.


Some of the most common doubts and queries regarding the topic of Neelakurinji flowers asked by the tourists on the internet are listed below:

1. What is the color of the Neelakurinji flower?

Generally, the color of the Neelakurinji flower is dark blue.

2. In what year will the special flower of Neelakurinji bloom again in the coming future in the Western Ghats?

The special flower of Neelakurinji will bloom again somewhere around the year 2029 or 2030 in the coming future.


The main aim of writing this article on Neelakurinji flowers is to give the complete information about these wonderful flowers which bloom in every 12 years in the state of Kerala to our readers and the potential tourists of the city of Munnar.

In this article, we have tried to cover the information in the form of an informational guide, starting from the features which are offered by the flowers, followed by the introduction to the Neelakurinji flowers.

After that, we have tried to cover the mesmerizing features and a blooming cycle of these beautiful flowers.

We have also tried to incorporate the best photos of these flowers in the valley of the Western Ghats for our readers and tourists.

In the end, we have tried to answer some of the most frequently asked queries on the internet regarding this particular topic. Keep reading and keep sharing our articles. Hope you have a blooming day.

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