Today, I headed to the Eravikulam National Park. It's great that you can purchase the entry ticket for the park online way in advance and it's useful too for they only allow about 3000 people in during the Neelakurinji season. The Park was about 7km from the hotel and the drive to the same is gorgeous. On reaching the park, a bus took us to the top where the flowers actually bloom.
It was so exciting especially since I had been waiting eight long years to see this. It was like a blanket of blue/purple across a stretch of the mountain. I was lucky enough to see many Mountain Tahrs.
After spending hours at the top taking in the view, I headed back the hotel and checked out. The bus ride back to Chennai was such a thrill. We passed about four different sanctuaries and got to see a lot more wild Neelakurinji than inside the park.
The aim of the trip was to see the Kurinji but all the drives to and from Munnar was absolutely gorgeous and a great addition too.