Neelakkurinji will adorn the Hills of Munnar this Year

Soon the violet blooms of the legendary Neelakurinji will adorn the hills of Munnar in Idukki district. This once in a 12-year wonder attracts a multitude of travelers from across the globe. Kerala Tourism expects a footfall of over 800,000 travelers this season. Neelakurinji blooms in all its glory during July to October 2018. However, scientists expressed a concern whether this will get delayed due to rain. The travelers can also spot the endangered Nilgiri Tahr in the area where the flower blooms. Anamudi Peak and Eravikulam are the major tourist attractions nearby. Kerala Tourism is taking efforts to better the infrastructure facilities available considering the expected increase in tourist arrivals. �As many as 628,427 tourists had visited Munnar in 2017 with an increase of 34.31 percent as compared to 467,881 vacationers in 2016. Kerala Tourism is expecting a growth of 79 percent in tourist arrivals to Munnar this year� said Mr. P. Bala Kiran IAS, Director, Kerala Tourism.