Rarest of the Rare! Neelakurinji flowers/ Strobilanthes kunthiana blossoms in Madalpatti Hills of Karnataka after 12 Years. These fauna blossoms once every 12 Years. This year adding beauty to nature Kerala witnessed Neelakurinji flowers and now Karnatak, creating a spectacularly stunning view.
Lok Sabha MP of Karnataka Central PC Mohan shared stunning pictures of the blossoms on their social media handle adding “Kurinji, rare purplish-blue flowers, bloom on Kodagu’s Mandalapatti hills after 12 years”, as the caption.
Among concerns about COVID19, thousands of tourists from across the state and local areas are heading straight for the beauty of nature due to restrictions imposed on weekends. In Karnataka, the two hills of MandalpattiKote Betta and Kumara Parvata have seen the Neelakurinji flourish in recent days. The area looks like a painted scenery of blue-violet when the shrubs bloom.
Where are Neelakurinji Flowers Located?
The Western Ghats of the Southern Region is all over covered Neelakurinji. Kunrinji is one of the most tourist attractions in South India, especially Munnar in Kerala. The rare Neelakurinji flower can grow up to 30 to 60 cm tall and bloom only once in the plant’s life. This phenomenon occurs once every 12 years, after which the plant will die. 450 species of the genus Strobilanthes. 146 species were found in India, and 43 species in Kerala, one of which is Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana).
Anamalai Hills and Santhanpara are some areas of Kurinji’s thriving Munnar. The blooming flowers on Anamalai Mountain are the most famous attraction for domestic and foreign tourists.
The blooming of the flowers begins in the last week and within a few days, the entire mountainous area will be full of rare flowers. “the flower of love” is termed to the mesmerizing flower Neelakurinji. Local residents call these flowers as “Kurinji” flowers. In India 46 species of Neelakurinji flowers have been found. This plant is also considered to have medicinal value.