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Neelakurinji Flowers Blooms in Munnar

Munnar the majestic hill station in south India and often referred to as “The Kashmir of South India” is one of the prime tourist attractions in India. This hill station is considered as an ideal honeymoon and vacation travel destination and this place is visited by a large number of travelers throughout the year. The tourists comes from different parts of the world and by each passing days, the number of travelers visiting this exotic hill station in south India is on the rise. The amazing travel facilities at Munnar are something that prompts travelers to visit this place again and again in their life time.

Apart from its natural beauty, flora, fauna and other natural resources, one of the most important thing that Munnar is famous for is the Neelakurinji flowers which blooms only once in 12 years. Biologically known as “Strobilanthes kunthiana”, this flower has a bluish shade and while it blooms, it makes the hills of Munnar look blue, which is one of the best sights to watch. There are also various sub species of Neelakurinji flowers which tends to bloom annually to once in 16 years. But the main species of Neelakurinji blooms once in every 12 years and this will be the time when more travelers are attracted towards Munnar.

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As of now, there are a lot of places and hills in Munnar where you can see the Neelakurinji flowers in full bloom and these places had their last Neelakurinji blooms in 1990 abd 2002.  Most of the years, there will be some locations in Munnar where you can see the Neelakurinji flowers and this is something worth watching, as you will rarely see this flower in other parts of India. Munnar recieves the largest number of tourists during the time when Neelakurinji flowers blooms and a lot of revenue is generated during that time.

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Munnar hosts around 45 species of Neelakurinji species and a common person cannot really identify between each species. But overall it will be a great spectacle to watch them. People of all age love to visit and watch the amazing sight of Neelakurinji flowers. It is not the local people, but people from other places who mostly visit Munnar during the time when Neelkurinji flowers bloom. The fact is that Munnar simply gets more beautiful during this time and travel enthusiast really keeps on eye on when the Neelakurinji Flowers bloom and plans the travel trip accordingly.

If you are lucky, you can spot Neelakurinji every year on various locations in Munnar and while planning or booking your trip to Munnar, you can really have a word with your tour operator regarding this. The tour operator can suggest when to visit Munnar so that you can watch the Neelkurinji flowers at its best.

Major Adventure Activities to do in Munnar

Munnar, the beautiful hill station in Kerala, which is also known as the “Kashmir of South India” in blessed with unique geographical features that makes it a perfect place for travel and adventure activities. Ultimately, Munnar is one of the most popular travel destinations in south India and this hill station is famous for its amazing cool, chill climate and natural beauty. Travelers from different parts of the world are seen visiting this place during the top tourism season. The long stretch of tea plantations, high altitude hills, several waterfalls, lakes, dam, resorts and other attractions make Munnar a must to visit travel destination in Kerala, South India.

Neriamangalam – The Gateway to the High Ranges

Munnar is one of the best honeymoon and holiday destination in South India and this amazing hill station in Kerala is well known for its amazing natural beauty and resources. People from different parts of the world visit Munnar during the peak tourist season and there will be a flood of travelers at Munnar during this time.  Kochi Airport (Nedumbassery Airport) and Aluva Railway Station are the two major transportation hubs to reach Munnar, if you are coming from a distant place. Munnar is also well connected to the other places in Kerala by a good network of roads.

Global Art Contest Launched by Kerala Tourism

Kerala Tourism will be conducting an online painting competition for children worldwide in memory of Edmund Thomas Clint. Edmund Thomas Clint was a prodigy who created more than 25,000 works of art before his death and his art works consisted of paintings and drawings which was created mostly on used paper with charcoal, pencil, ball-point crayons, pens, and water colours. Edmund Thomas Clint’s art work clearly depicted Kerala’s rich cultural heritage, especially its varied and unique religious festivals and temple art forms. Clint’s masterful art works continue to astonish art lovers and critics for their vibrancy, depth and maturity.

Monsoon Tourism in Kerala – A Unique Travel Experience

Kerala is indeed a major travel destination in India due to its amazing natural beauty and pleasant climate. The Monsoon season in Kerala is something that will make the place more beautiful due to the enormous rains. The monsoon tourism in Kerala is something that is yet to be explored and which is not experienced to the fullest by the travelers. Even though monsoon or the rainy season in Kerala is something that makes the local people tired of, people from other places are sure to enjoy the monsoon tourism of Kerala.

Adventure Trip at Kolukkumalai Hill, Munnar

Kolukkumalai hill in Munnar is that place where you can see the famous Kolukkumalai Tea Plantations which boasts of the famous Kolukkumalai Tea. The tea produced at Kolukkumalai tea factory is known for its unique taste and high quality. Located at about 7,900 ft above sea level, the Kolukkumalai tea plantations are considered to be the highest tea plantations in the world and is located around 30 kms from Munnar Town. The route from Munnar to Kolukkumalai hill is really an amazing experience as you will be riding through the narrow width road that leads to Suryanelli and then to Kolukkumalai.

The Amazing Travel Experience at Mattupetty Dam, Munnar

Whenever you visit Munnar, you will always hear about different travel locations and attractions which make you confused on which place to visit. But there are some places in Munnar that always comes into mind when you think of Munnar hill station and one such travel attraction in Munnar is the Mattupetty Dam. The Mattupetty Dam is one of the must to visit travel spot in Munnar and is an ideal place to spend some time with your friends and family.

5 Amazing Things to Make Your Munnar Trip a Memorable One

Munnar is one of the most exotic hill stations in South India and due to its amazing beauty and cool climate; it is often referred to as the Kashmir of the South. Munnar is considered as a perfect summer holiday destination in South India and plays a vital role in the development of tourism industry in Kerala. Travelers from different parts of the world, visit Munnar during the peak tourism season, to take a much needed break from their busy urban life. The amazing flora and fauna, cool climate mind blowing natural beauty of Munnar makes it a popular travel destination in Kerala.

Travel to the Jewish Synagogue in Kochi, Kerala

Kochi is one of the upcoming city and a popular travel destination in South India, due to the presence of a good number of travel destinations and tourist spots. The Jewish Synagogue in Kochi which has become a unique signature in the tourism map of India is another major attraction in Kochi city. The Synagogue was established in 1568 AD and is one of the major travel attraction in Kochi. The Synagogue is situated in Mattancherry in Kochi and is one of the oldest buildings in this place. A large number of Jews had arrive in Kochi for business purposes centuries ago and the then Kochi King donated a piece of land for constructing the present Synagogue. The Jewish Synagogue is Kochi is considered as the most important of its kind in India.

The Jewish Synagogue in Kochi was partially damaged during the Portugese attack in 1662 but was repaired later. The Synagogue has become a major hot travel tour spot in Kochi and people from different parts of the world arrive Kochi to visit this ancient Synagogue. The hanging lamp, the tiles with amazing art works etc bring a sense of enthusiasm among the visitors. All the tiles seem to look same, but the fact is that they are having different art works on each of them. Another major attraction of the Synagogue is the 45 feet high clock tower which was built in 1760. The time on the clock is denoted in Hebrew, Latin, Malayalam and Arabic language.

Kochi – The Queen of Arabian Sea

Kochi (Cochin) is a beautiful city in Kerala, located in the south of India and is also the commercial capital of Kerala. Kochi is an exotic travel destination in Kerala and this is mainly due to its vibrant character and other natural beauty. Kochi is an upcoming city in India and is also considered as the commercial capital of India, as a lot of companies and industries are trying to hold a firm foot in India.  As per a survey conducted by the Nielsen Company on behalf of the Outlook Traveller magazine, Kochi has been ranked as the sixth best tourist destination in India.