We offer various trek routes throughout the state with different levels of difficulty ranging from easiest to highly challenging. Trekking can take an hour or more and, with camping, as many days as desired. Most of the national Parks in Kerala have wonderful trek routes taking you to the most secluded and scenic parts of the sanctuary. Munnar, renowned hill station, is one of the most adored spots for trekking as it provides treks that are neither too tough, nor a walkover. But if you really like to stretch yourself to the limit, choose at Eravilkulam National Park, an ecotourism hotspot, trekking and other activities are limited to tourism zone only.
Trekking – Overview
- Trek starts from lower reach of Eravikulam.
- Trek covers tea plantations, shola forest, grass lands, and spice plantations.
- Anamudi, South India’s highest peak ,is situated in Eravikulam National Park
- Well kept trails and shelters along the way make the going easier.
- Spot the amazing flora and fauna
- Choose sturdy footwear with good traction
- Wear thin, loose, preferably cotton clothing to remain comfortable during trek.
- Take woollen clothes – Nights in the mountain ranges would be chilly throughout the year
- Expert guide accompanies throughout the journey
Eravilkulam National Park is home to animals like elephants and the rare endangered and endemic mountain goat ‘Nilgiri tahrs’. Many species of animals like Nilgiri Marten, Nilgiri golden cat, short toed otter etc are restricted to this forest. It is a well known repository of medicinal plants and home to a variety of exotic flora and fauna. There is the Neelakurinji flower that bathes the hill in blue, which blooms every 12 years.
You will be picked up from your Munnar or Kochi hotel. Trip usually starts from Munnar.
Depart from Munnar in a jeep to the foothill of Eravikulam. Before the trek start, you can learn about the amazing and precious diversity of flora and fauna in the ecosystem and trekking pattern of the day from our naturalist. Start trekking by 9 am, the route gives superb views of the surroundings. You will see the hill-slopes worked by shifting cultivation and when the clouds part you will be treated to magnificent panoramas of the mountains. You will make a brief stop for lunch in a grass land before proceeds. By evening you will be greeted by a tribal group called Muthuvan`s staying inside the park. This is a real great time to encounter tribal’s in their premises and learn about the simplicity of their lives. Overnight is arranged in tribal hamlet. Dine by the Campfire.
Start your trekking after breakfast. The dense vegetation of the National Park houses a variety of birds, animals and monkeys. Stop for lunch and relax amongst the natural surroundings. Continue trekking and stay night at another Tribal hamlet.
You will begin the descent after early breakfast. Afternoon you will be picked up from Eravikulam foothill and transferred to Munnar. Rest of the day relax at Resort.
The team comprises of a Forest Department personnel , tribal trekking guides and guards to carry food, water and other materials and a naturalist from our company to assist you in all respects. You have to carry only a small bag to keep your essentials. All the food and mineral water will be provided.