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Eravikulam National Park, Munnar

  • This national park is home to the endangered Nilgiris Tahr, which is located in Devikulam Taluk of Idukki district and covers a total area of 97 square kilometres. After the Nilgiri Tahr, Neelakurinji flowers are the second major attraction of this park as because this flower blooms once after every 12 years. Anamudi (2695 m), the highest peak of south India also takes abode in Eravikulam National Park.

    It is under the care of the Kerala Department of Forest and Wildlife, Munnar and is situated along the crest of Western Ghats. The subtropical moist broadleaf forest and evergreen tropical forest are commonly known as “Shoals” in the region which is layered on the high hill slopes. The tributaries of Periyar and Chalakudy rivers chisel down these slopes in the form of small rivulets and you can also see Lakhom waterfall within the Park.

    Location: The Wildlife Warden Munnar PO, Idukki, Kerala, 685612

    Best Time to Visit: Winter season is the best time to visit this National Park.

    Price: An entry fee of INR 65 for Indian citizens and 245 for foreign nationals.

    Timings: 7:30 AM to 4 PM on all the seven days of the week.

    Distance from KSRTC Depot Munnar: Take down the Munnar - Udumalpet Rd for around 12 to 13 KM and you will find your destination.