Visit Chaturanagapara to enjoy the beautiful Neelakurinji blossom

Neelakurinji bloom at Kallipara: Manorama Online

The mesmerizing neelakurinji (Strobilanthus kunthiana) has once again painted the misty hills of Idukki in the dreamy hues of blue. After the Kallipara mountains, the flowers have bloomed in the hillocks of Chaturangapara in the Udumbanchola panchayat. The visitors hope that the season lasts for three more weeks. They can now visit both Kallipara and Chaturangapara to enjoy the spring and click pictures of the beautiful strobilanthus kunthiana. The flowers began blooming in Chaturangapara around two weeks after it bloomed in Kallipara. Interestingly, it is easier to access the other location from one destination.

The blue hills
Thousands of visitors had been visiting Kallipara to enjoy the seasonal neelakurinji. Now, the tourism department and the panchayat authorities hope that tourists would reach Chaturangapara to see the hills that are covered in beautiful neelakurinji bushes.

Chaturangapara is a prominent tourist destination in Idukki. It is close to Udumbanchola in the Kumily – Munnar state highway. The beautiful Chaturangapara hillock which is draped in the mystic hue of the neelakurinji is not far away from Kallipara. So, it would be a double bonus for the tourists who visit the district for the blooming season.

From the summit of Kallipara hills, you could catch a glimpse of the windmill farm at Chaturanagpara. Interestingly, all these spots are within just seven kilometres in the Udumbanchola and Shantanpara panchayats. The panoramic views from atop the hills is truly breath taking.

Strobilanthes kunthiana or the Neelakurinji blooms once in 12 years. Photo: Jimmy Kamballur

The distant views of Kombur, Thevaram, Kurangini forests and Kambam in Tamil Nadu could be enjoyed from Chaturanagapara. Besides, the visitors vouch for the scintillating experience of enjoying the cool breeze that flows from the hills. Interestingly, the fabulous sights of Chaturangapara are quite similar to Ramakkalmedu. 

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