Eravikulam National Park Munnar Kerala

Kerala


Kerala one of the most important state in South India. This State is also known as “God’s own country”. Kerala is best known for it tourist places. Many tourist places are in Kerala such as munnar, Wayanad, Alleppey, Thekkady, Kochi, Bekal, Varkala and many more places.

Munnar


Munnar very famous tourist place in Kerala. Famous for its hills and surrounding beautiful places such as devikulam, eravikulam national park, Anamudi, Mattupetty Dam, Atukkad Waterfalls and many more places.

We will see the one of the best tourist place in munnar that is Eravikulam National Park.

Eravikulam National Park


Eravikulam national park located along the Western Ghats in the Idukki district of Kerala in India. This is a Land of Neela kurinji. Neela kurinji flowers is blooms once in twelve years. National park 97 sq. km and the first national park in Kerala.

Eravikulam National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This park controlled by  the Kerala Forest Department.

Eravikulam National Park which is also known as Rajamalai National Park. It was a hunting preserve for the British planters. It was owned by Rajamalai and Eravikulam during the British rule.

Later the area declared as sanctuary with an objective of protecting the indigenous population of Nilgiri Tahr when founded in the year 1975. Then upgraded as the national park in 1978.

Plants in Eravikulam National Park


In park we can see the Shrubs, grass lands and forest are the three different species of plants. The grass land covers the hills and high altitude regions. Shrubs cover the low lying cliffs and the forest cover the valleys. Important flora in park include Micro tropis rami flora, Pitto sporum tetra spermium etc..,

Animals in eravikulam national park


Twenty six species of mammals have been recorded in the eravikulam national park include the largest surviving population of Nilgiri tahr, estimated at about 750 individuals.

The other ungulates lion tailed macaques, gaur, Indian muntjac and sambar deer. Golden jackal, jungle cat, wild dog, dhole, leopard and tiger are the main predators.

Some little known animals such as Nilgiri langur, stripe necked mongoose, Indian porcupine, Nilgiri marten, small clawed otter, ruddy mongoose, and dusky palm squirrel also found.

Elephants make seasonal visits, 132 species of birds recorded which include endemics like black and orange fly catcher, Nilgiri pipit, Nilgiri wood pigeon, white bellied short wing, Nilgiri fly catcher and Kerala laughing thrush.

Eravikulam National Park Time


8:00 AM – 4:30 PM – Everyday

Entry Fee for Park


65 rupees Indian Citizens and 245 rupees ( 4 USD) for Foreign Nationals.

Best Season to visit Eravikulam National Park in Munnar


Sep – May and Eravikulam National Park close for visitors from 29th January 2018 to 31st March 2018 due to the calving season of Nilgiri Tahr.

Hotels near Eravikulam National Park


Tourist can also stay near eravikulam national park. There are many hotels near eravikulam national park. Some of them are

Hotels Name – Chandana Royal Resorts
Address – SH17, Near Chandana Cinemas, Marayoor, Munnar 685620
Distance – 2.8 km from Eravikulam National Park
Hotels Name – OYO 10641 Hotel Misty Hills
Address – Opposite Forest Ranger Office | Near Las Palma Hotels, Devikulam P.O, Munnar 685613
Distance – 6.4 km from Eravikulam National Park
Hotels Name – Eastend Munnar
Address – Temple Road, Chithirapuram, Munnar 685612
Distance – 6.6 km from Eravikulam National Park
Hotels Name – Camelot Resort
Address – Letchmi Estate, Munnar 685612
Distance – 6.7 km from Eravikulam National Park
Hotels Name – Aminas cottage
Address – Colony Road ,Near Eastend, Munnar 685612
Distance – 6.7 km from Eravikulam National Park

Restaurants near Eravikulam National Park


There are many restaurants near eravikulam national park. We have list the restaurants with their name and distance from the park.

Restaurant Name – Hotel Sangeetha
Distance – 16.6 km distance from Park
Restaurant Name – Hotel Gurubhavan
Distance – 16.7 km distance from Park
Restaurant Name – Rapsy Restaurant Munnar
Distance – 18 km distance from Park
Restaurant Name – Bellmount Restaurant
Distance – 19 km distance from Park

How To Reach Eravikulam National Park


Road

Eravikulam is nearly 15 Km north of Munnar and can be reached from Kochi (135 Km) and Kottayam (148 Km) by Road.

Train

The nearest Rail way station in Kerala is Aluva (120 Km from Munnar) and Coimbatore (165 Km) in Tamil Nadu.

Flight

The Park also accessible from Cochin (Kerala) and Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) Air ports, which are located at about 148 Km and 175 Km respectively.

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  1. I added a new list. As you’ll see it’s bigger than most of them. I hope you all have had a great week!

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