Overlooking the hills of the neighbouring nation of Myanmar and the mighty River Chhimtuipui, is the highest peak in the state of Mizoram, Phawngpui, which is also known as the Blue Mountain. As the region has a wide variety of flora and fauna, it has been declared a national park.
Why are Nilgiris called Blue Mountains?
The term Nilgiris is the English equivalent of Nilagiri, Tamil for Blue Mountains. The strikingly blue colour of the hills is attributed to the clustered bloom of the mass-flowering species `Strobilanthes kunthiana’, called `Neela kurinji’ in Tamil on the hill-slopes.
Is Bowral in the Blue Mountains?
Greater Blue Mountains Area explained | Southern Highland News | Bowral, NSW.
Why do some hills look blue?
It’s true, they do look blue! … So this is why the Blue Mountains are blue: Eucalyptus oil droplets emitted from the forests combine with dust particles and water vapour, scattering short wavelength rays of light which are predominantly blue in colour.
Which hill station is nicknamed Queen of the Blue Mountains?
Why is Darjeeling Called the “Queen of The Hills”