The Eravikulam National Park is situated in the Devikulam Taluk of the Idukki District. It lures the travelers with its irresistible grace and beauty. The 97 sq km park lies along the high ranges of the western coast in the Munnar Forest Division of Idukki district in Kerala. It is situated on the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in the north where it extends as the Annamalai National Park. The mountains covered with the rolling grasslands and high level sholas is breath-takingly beautiful. This park was established to protect the Nilgiri Tahr also known as the Nilgiri Ibex. The Rajamalai is the natural habitat of this rare mountain goat. Half the world population of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr (Hemitragas hylocres) lives here. (Around 1317, according to the 1991 census).Besides the Nilgiri tahr other important fauna are elephant, leopard, tiger, Malabar civet, sambar, barking deer, nilgai, langur, phyhon etc. The birds found are imperial pigeon, grey jungle fowl etc. It was declared as a sanctuary in 1975. Considering the ecological, faunal, floral, geo-morphological and zoological significance, it was declared as a National park in 1978
Rajamalai is the tourism zone of the National Park, where the visitors are taken in forest dept vehicles and introduced to the shola – grassland eco system unique to this region. There is a very informative interpretation centre at Rajamalai. The sanctuary is divided into three regions – the core area, the buffer area and the tourism area.
Eravikulam National Park
Anamudi Peak is another hot spot, which is the highest mountain peak in South India. It is situated inside the Eravikulam National Park and is perfect for trekking. 2695-metre high Anamudi peak is the habitat for several fauna species.
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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is a habitat for the endangered giant grizzled squirrel. Besides, elephants, gaurs, panthers, spotted deer, sambars, hanuman monkeys and rabbits can be found here.
Mattupetti Dam is 10km from Munnar and is a popular picnic spot for boating and horse riding. Another 15 km from Munnar, is Echo Point. As the name suggests, the spot returns your loud voice manifold from the surrounding hills. It is very popular among youth as they make their friendship calls here.
Devikulam is famous for its velvet lawns. It has a lake called Sita Devi Lake, which is popular for Trout Fishing.
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary: The sanctuary lies near Kothamangalam and is 80 km from Munnar. Thattekad spreads out over a relatively small area of 25 sq km of dense forest of rosewood, teak and mahogany Thattekad’s resident species number more than 270, of which the more prominent ones are crimson-throated barbets, rose-billed rollers, sunbirds, shrikes, Malabar grey hornbills, Malayan night herons, rusty-tailed flycatchers, Ceylon frogmouths and parakeets
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Eravikulam National Park – Getting there
By Air: The nearest airport is located at Kochi which is about 135 km.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is located at Aluva which is about 115 km from Munnar.
By Road: Eravikulam National Park is about 15 km from Munnar, 135 km. from Kochi and 148 km from Kottayam by road.
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