eravikulam national park
Eravikulam National Park is one of Munnar’s most popular attractions. Covering an area of 97 square kilometers, this national park is known to be the home of NilgiriTahr, an endangered mountain goat of the region. Located along the western Ghats, this wildlife reserve houses a wide variety of animals, birds and rare butterfly species.
Eravikulam National Park It is the first national park of Kerala. This park is famous for its tahr collection. Nilgiri tahr is an endangered species of goat. You can easily spot tahr in this park. Some rare animals and endangered butterfly species can be spotted here. The park is also famous for its breathtaking views of tea plantation, hills and neelakurunji. Neelakurunji is a blue kurunjiflower, which flowers once every 12 years. During the summer season, the valleys will be covered with a blue carpet in Neelakurunji. The park is also famous for Anamudipeak, which is the highest peak of southern India.
The rare flora and fauna present in the park also attracts visitors. Official vehicles take people on trips where one can experience the biodiversity of a high grassland Shola system One can see rare terrestrial and epiphytic orchids and magnificent wild balsams, as well as Nilgiri Langur, leopards and bison from India. The first months of the year are the only time when the park is closed, while the Tahrs are calving. The rare habitat and sanctuary are open to all throughout the year.
Eravikulam National Park covers an area of 97 square kilometers along the famous Western Ghats. The Munnar Wildlife Division and the Kerala Forest and Wildlife Division manage it. The park is a heritage site. The land of Eravikulam National Park includes a plateau, meadows, sholas, mountain peaks, eternal streams that merge with the Periyar or Pamba rivers, waterfalls and others. Different areas of the park The park is divided into three regions; central area, buffer zone and tourist area. Rajamali is the tourist area of this park. The central zone and the buffer zone are not allowed for tourists. Rajamalai: This is an important tourist area of the park. This mountain slope is the best place to observe tahr up close. The area will be closed in February and March due to the mating season. Spotting the neelakurunji flower is easy in Rajamalai. Some mini buses work in this area. Private vehicles are not allowed. Walking tours are allowed here. Lakkom Waterfalls: This waterfall starts in the park and ends in PambaRiver This is a central area of the park where wildlife thrives. The view is also enchanting. Anamudi: The summit and the slopes are reserved for tourists. Trekking at the foot of the hill is an important activity here.