Eravikulam National Park is the most sought after destination in Munnar. It locates in the Kannan Devan Hills offers mesmerizing views of the nature. Spread across almost 97 sq.km, this park holds the highest number of the rare species of Nilgiri Tahr. A lot of family vacationers and nature lovers love to visit this picnic spot in order to watch its unique flora and fauna. It must be an exciting experience for the visitors to watch rare animal species and beautiful flowering plants of the park. Besides, they can enjoy many thrilling activities also during their trip to this park.
A Great Wildlife Sanctuary
Eravikulam National Park can be a good recommendation for people who love to watch exotic wildlife. Nilgiri Tahr, a rare species of Mountain goat is the main attraction of this wildlife park. You can watch many other rare species also in this sanctuary such as Nilgiri Langur, Indian bison, leopard, tiger and wild elephants in addition to Nilgiri Tahr. The park is also home to a large variety of rare species of birds and butterflies. Visiting this park can be a mind-blowing experience for both children and adults alike.
Hill Slopes With Rare Flora
Munnar is the most popular hill station in Kerala and Eravikulam National Park is a must-visit place in this tourist destination. There are 3 main areas in this park such as a core area, a tourism area and a buffer area. The highest peak in the state, Anamudi stands in the core area with a majestic look. The hill slopes of this park fascinate travelers with a beautiful and rare flora. You will love to watch the eye catching wild balsams and unique epiphytic and terrestrial orchids here. Never forget to visit the area while the beautiful Neelakuriji blooms.
A Place For Trekking
Eravikulam National Park and the nearby Rajamala are great spots for trekking. In fact, it is a favorite spot for adventure lovers because the area offers many interesting activities. Visiting this area provides you plenty of chances to enjoy activities like mountain trekking, camping, rappelling and rock climbing. It is advisable to seek the help of a guide in order to trek through the forest safely.
Eravikulam National Park and Rajamala are two areas where visitors can watch the rare Nilgiri Tahr at close quarters. Rajamala is just beyond the road entry to this beautiful park. It is better to avoid visiting this region during the initial months of the year because it is the calving time for this rare animal species. So, the park may be closed during that time. Travelers can visit the park from 7.30 am to 4 pm every day. Log on eravikulam.org to know more details about this park and plan your trip.
Address for communication
The Wildlife Warden
Munnar PO, Idukki Dist., Kerala, India.
For enquiries and reservations
Forest Information Centre
Wildlife Warden’s Office, Munnar PO, Idukki Dist., Kerala, India.
Mob. 91 8301024187, 91 8547603199
7:30 am – 4.00 pm
Indian – 90/- (Children – 65/-)
Foreign Nationals – 360/-
Reservation fee Rs 50/- (Reservation counter 9 am – 3 pm at Information centre, Munnar)
Eravikulam National Park : February to March