a Mathrubhumi initiative

Eravikulam National Park

 

A sanctuary for the endangered mountain goat of the South, the Nilgiri Tahr(Hemitragus hylocrious), the park stands out for the stark beauty of its rolling grasslands and sholas, spread over 97 sq km in the Rajamalai hills.

Anamudi, the highest peak(2695 m) south of the Himalayas, towers over the sanctuary. The slopes abound in all kinds of rare flora and fauna. The Atlas moth, the largest of its kind, is a unique inhabitant here. Other rare species found here are the Nilgiri Langur, the lion-tailed macaque, leopards, tigers, etc. An ideal place for trekking, facilities are provided here and tourists are allowed to go on foot up to Anamudi. A protected area, the sanctuary is divided into three regions - the core area, the buffer area and the tourism area. Visitors are allowed only upto the tourism area - Rajamalai.

Visitors are not allowed here during the monsoon season.

Best Season:
August to March

Visiting hours: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Emergency Details:
For more information about IDUKKI: [*00012741click here*]

Transport Terminals:
Munnar

Location:
15 kms from Munnar.

How to Reach:
Nearest Railway Stations: Kottayam, 142 kms from Munnar; Ernakulam, 130 kms away
Nearest Airports: Madurai (Tamil Nadu)142 km; Cochin International Airport, 150 kms away

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