Eravikulam National Park

Scenic Spot

 

Overview

Eravikulam National Park located along the Western Ghats in the Idukki district of Kerala.The main body of the park consists of a high rolling hill plateau with a base elevation of about 2,000 m. The terrain consists of high altitude grasslands interspersed with sholas. Anamudi, 2,695 meters, the highest peak in India south of the Himalayas is inside this park. In 1975 Eravikulam was declared as a wildlife sanctuary and then in 1978 it was given the status of a National park. The main motive behind this was to protect the rare Nilgiri Tahr and Hemitragus Hylocrious, which are common here. But now the park is home to numerous protected species of flora and fauna. A sanctuary for the endangered mountain goat of South India, the Nilgiri Tahr, the Eravikulam National Park stands out for the stark beauty of its rolling grasslands and sholas, spread over 97 sq km in the Kannan devan hills.
The sanctuary is divided into three regions - the core area, the buffer area and the tourism area. Visitors are allowed only to the tourism area. 
Twenty six species of mammals, 132 species of birds, include endemics and 19 species of amphibians have been recorded in the park.
Don't make this your destination during the early months of the year, the park may be closed for visitors because it is calving time of the Tahr.
 
Entry fee for Indians: Rs. 15.
Entry fee for Foreigners: Rs. 200.
Entry fee for children below 12 years and for Bonafied students: Rs. 5.
 
Private vehicles are not allowed within the park. You can park your vehicle in the parking area by paying a nominal fee and enter the buses.
Nearest railway station: Aluva, about 109 km. 
Nearest airport: Madurai  about 142 km.

Location

Country
India
State
Kerala
City
Idukki
Location
Munnar
Address
Eravikulam National Park, Munnar Post, Munnar, Idukki, Kerala 685612.
Contact Info
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Munnar
Nearest Railway Station
Aluva (Alwaye) (AWY)
Nearest Airport
Madurai Airport
IN
latitude : 9.834509850 longitude :78.093399050
Corporation : Madurai
GPS Code : VOMD
Open Year
March 31, 1978
Area
2,000 m
Height
2,695 meters
Visiting Hours
8am to 6pm.

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