Welcome to the Year of Neelakurinji 2018
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RainForest Munnar Popularly known as the High Ranges, Munnar is perhaps a perfect reflection of the Garden of Eden, in Kerala. Away from the otherwise mundane hustle and bustle of a modern life style, retire in to the cozy lap of nature... View Details
Honeymoon wooden cottage Honeymoon Wooden Cottage @ Rainforest Munnar Complementary Cake, Karaoke Music & Freshly cut Flower arrangement. We will also arrange on request ,Barbecue & Camp Fire, Candle light dinner,... View Details
RainForest Kanthallor orchard Kanthalloor is a village known as the Southern Kashmir due to its chilly climate and misty atmosphere. Nestled in the Western Ghats of India, it is situated in Kerala around 50 Kms west of Munnar. View Details
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We recommend you find time for Rainforest Munnar in your 2018 travel itinerary. Come over this year to greet the Neelakurinji blossoms; a once-in-twelve-years spectacle. Starting late July, the Anamalai hills near Munnar in Kerala will be resplendent, clad in a purplish blue carpet. The famed neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana) will burst into flower - a phenomenon that occurs once in 12 years. Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to flock to the Munnar hills to behold the spectacle that lasts up until October. This is the best time to visit Kerala and experience this natural beauty.

Munnar is home to the highest concentration of neelakurinji plants in the country - spread over 3,000 hectares of rolling hills. Each shrub reproduces once in its life time and dies after flowering. It takes another 12 years for the seeds to sprout again and grow up to 30 to 60 centimetres high, for another glorious bloom.

The neelakurinji belongs to the genus Strobilanthes, which is a tropical plant species found in Asia and Australia. There are about 450 species of Strobilanthes in the world, of which 146 are found in India and of them, about 43, in Kerala. The blooming of neelakurunji this year has ensured the fourth most important place for the Western Ghats in the Lonely Planet’s 2018 Best in Asia.

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Excellent stay at Rain Forest Munnar,I Highly recommend it for all travellers. On behalf of my family,I would like to express a BIG THANK YOU for the wonderful stay (19th to 21st October,2017) that we experienced at Rain Forest Munnar. Ashish G
Rain forest resort is one of the most wonderful resort that we ever visited.Its a best place to have peace of mind and relaxation. The forest around the resort brings a cool feeling. The best part of this resort is the hospitality,... Pavan
We were 3 families (Total 12 (5 kids)) on kerala trip. After going through the reviews on trip advisor we settled on Rainforest Munnar for our Munnar stay. We hired 3 bedroom bunglow and to our surprise its located at a superb location. Alok s
Culinary expertise is limited, as its your own vacation home u can always walk in to the kitchen to add in your cooking expertise.The property is ideally located in the lap of nature - meant for true relaxation.Decently maintained. ANANDPATNAIK
very nice place...well maintained...delicious food and good care taken by Kumar and team, we booked the home stay for 3 families with children...had very good time and the food was tasty ad cooked hygienically. enjoyed the camp fire and barbecue. hope to visit again. B Prabhu

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