The Kurinjimala Sanctuary is famous for the Neelakurinji, a blue flower that grows in abundance in the Idduki and Munnar regions. The name of the sanctuary is derived from the word Kurinjimala, which means the mountain of Kurinji flowers. The forest department organises a Neelakurinji Festival in the month of October, every year. The sanctuary is located in the Idukki region and is amongst the protected areas. It offers shelter to endangered animals like tiger and niligiri thar. The grizzled giant squirrel, Nilgiri wood-pigeon, elephant, sambar deer, gaur and pigeon can also be spotted in the sanctuary.
Munnar - Udumalpet Road, Munnar, Kerala 685612, India