Flora Kodiakanal




Kodaikanal is a tourist's haven famed for its panoramic rhapsodies comprising of lofty hills and undulating valleys, laced by meandering rivers and cascading waterfalls. The landscape is adorned by the colorful and fragrant seasonal blooms.

The flora Kodaikanal is famed for the growth of the legendary Kurunji flower that blossoms once in every 12 years.

Kodaikanal drained by the Periyattukimbalar, Konalar, Kodiyetanar, Talavaraiar, Palavachiar and Gundar rivers, is enveloped by lush foliage. The vegetation is a montage of the dry, deciduous forests and the Montane shola grasslands, that is speckled by the a range of variegated flowers. The principal flowers that are predominant in Kodaikanal include:
  • Fuchsia
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Hybrid Rose
  • Begonia Rex
  • Alstroemeria or Peruvian Lily
  • Cactus Aloe
  • Cactus Echeveria
  • Callistemon citrinus or Bottle Brush

Kurunji Flower, Kodiakanal



The variety and abundance of flora Kodaikanal is evinced by the numerous flowers, dappled in vibrant hues. The rare Kurunji Flower, Kodiakanal that blooms once in twelve years is the town's pride. Known by the scientific name Strobilanthus Kunthanus, the flower was last spotted in the year 2004. The celebrated flower that is considered to be God's gift to the Kodaikanal is predominant in the upper reaches of the Pali hills and is famed for crowning the same. The Kurunji Flower, Kodiakanal, adorning the verdant and beatific landscape presents a captivating sight that is certain to enrapture tourists.

In short, a trip to Kodaikanal where tourists can explore nature and its bountiful offerings, opens up a treasure trove of natural delights for the wanderlust driven tourist.



Last Updated on : 05 May 2011