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Eravikulam National Park Munnar Kerala


Here is an outline about the famous tourist place “Eravikulam National Park" which reveals the beauty of pure nature.Tourism is the main attraction of ‘God’s Own Country’ is enriched with natural beauty and heritage places.

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The nature shows its undulating beauty in Eravikulam National Park. It is situated in the high ranges of Idukki district in Kerala. The greenish beauty in the silence gives a memorable experience to the visitors' life. The national park is situated 7 kilometres away from the Munnar hill staion. This is an ideal place for trekking and facilities are provided here.

Beauty of Eravikulam

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The most beautiful attraction of this place is the flowering of "Neelakurunji" which flowers once in every 12 years. In Eravikulam, the main attraction of tourists is 'Rajamalai' hills. The scenery from here reveals the beauty of mountain ranges, small rivers and the incomparable greenish layer of nature expecially in 'Chola forests'.
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Home for various endangered species


Eravikulam is the sanctuary especially for the endangered Mountain goat (Nilagiri Tahr), spread over 97 square kilometer in Rajamalai hills. Apart from Nilagiri Tahr the national park is also home to elephants, lion-tailed macaque, atlas moth, Nilagiri langur, tigers and leopards.

History


Till 1978, Eravikulam was the part of Kannan Devan Tea Company. Then on 1978, Kerala Government adapted Eravikulam and setup it as a National Park. And it has now become a world famous tourist place because of its natural freshness and it is one of the favorite places of nature lovers.

When British was to Munnar they usually went travel to the Sahyadri Mountains and that path is now seems as a tourist path for visitors. Travelling through this path is even difficult, but the blowing breeze and mind blowing beauty makes the traveler's journey worth-full.

Guide for Tourists


Anamudi is the highest peak in south, towers over the sanctuary. Anamudi is protected area; there tourists can only got on foot up to Anamudi. For that visitors want special permission from forest department. Visitors are not allowed for trekking during monsoon season.

Climate-- Salubrious climate from March to June and bitter cold in winter season. Monsoon from June to August.
Best time for Visit :- September to February.

To reach :-
  • 9 kilometers from Rajamalai to Munnar by road ans 110 kilometers from Kochi to Munnar.
  • Nearest railway station is Ernakulam, 130 kilometer from Munnar.
  • Nearest Airport is Madurai (142 km) and Kochi International airport (150 kilometer)

    Stay available at Munnar



    Contact through phone (Wildlife Warden, Munnar) – 04865-231587
    Email – enpmunnar@sify.com


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