Broke travel bugs Road tripping from Bangalore to Munnar.

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22nd Nov 2018
Photo of Broke travel bugs Road tripping from Bangalore to Munnar. by Pratiksha Mohanty
Photo of Erode, Tamil Nadu, India by Pratiksha Mohanty
Photo of Erode, Tamil Nadu, India by Pratiksha Mohanty
Photo of Erode, Tamil Nadu, India by Pratiksha Mohanty
Photo of Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, India by Pratiksha Mohanty

Too broke to be able to afford a zoom car, we ventured on to visit the most awaited Nilakurunji in Munnar in a bus. 12 hours in the bus and we had broken our bums already. It all felt worth it when we began climbing uphill. the cool breeze of the mountains never fail to calm my soul. the agenda was to catch a glimpse of the rare flower that blooms only once every 12 years.

Photo of Broke travel bugs Road tripping from Bangalore to Munnar. by Pratiksha Mohanty
Photo of Broke travel bugs Road tripping from Bangalore to Munnar. by Pratiksha Mohanty
Photo of Broke travel bugs Road tripping from Bangalore to Munnar. by Pratiksha Mohanty
Photo of Kannan Devan Tea Estate, Aluva - Munnar Road, Kerala, India by Pratiksha Mohanty
Photo of Kannan Devan Tea Estate, Aluva - Munnar Road, Kerala, India by Pratiksha Mohanty
Photo of Eravikulam National Park Road, Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala, India by Pratiksha Mohanty

Although in very spare quantity we did get to see the flower. It was misty up there and the trek felt like a cake walk.

Photo of Broke travel bugs Road tripping from Bangalore to Munnar. by Pratiksha Mohanty
Photo of Broke travel bugs Road tripping from Bangalore to Munnar. by Pratiksha Mohanty
Photo of Broke travel bugs Road tripping from Bangalore to Munnar. by Pratiksha Mohanty
Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Pratiksha Mohanty

Neelakurinji is a shrub that is found in the  Western Ghats in South India. Nilgiri Hills, which literally means the blue mountains, got their name from the purplish blue flowers of Neelakurinji that blossoms only once in 12 years.

Photo of Munnar, Kerala, India by Pratiksha Mohanty
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