The phenomenon of the mass blooming of Neelakurinji (Strobilanthus) flower takes place once in every twelve years in Munnar. In Malayalam language, 'Neela' means blue and Kurinji the local name of the flower. The slopes of Munnar hills gets blanketed by the Kurinji flowers, which heightens the beauty of destination. For the locals, the blooming of this flower is a reminder that their lives have gone past another twelve years.
Want to experience the ancient Ottoman days? The Mardan Palace, Antalya, Turkey is a luxurious hotel which draws its inspiration from famous landmarks of Istanbul - The Dolmabahce Palace, the Kuleli Military High School, the Maiden Tower and the Galata Bridge. The resort is located at the beautiful shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the Lara region comprising of 546 unique rooms and suites. The Galata Bridge, a recreation of the oldest recorded bridge that spans the Golden Horn in Istanbul, is the highlight of this hotel.