Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park was declared a sanctuary in 1975 to protect the popoulation of Nilgiri Tahr, an endangered species of mountain goat, which is also the state animal of Tamil Nadu. It was subsequently made a national park in 1978 considering its ecological importance. Anaimudi, the highest peak south of the Himalayas is on the southern part of this park. The national park is home to (apart from the Nilgiri Tahr) Gaur, Sloth Bear, Nilgiri Langur, Tiger, Leopard, Giant Squirrel and wild dog. Panthers and Wild Civet can also be spotted.

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. A protected area, 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 - Rajamalai - the region lying beyond the road entry into Eravikulam. Here one can observe the Nilgiri Tahr at close quarters.

How to Reach

Eravikulam is 15 km from Munnar.

Nearest airports are Madurai (Tamilnadu) about 142 km; Cochin International Airport, about 150 km.

Nearest railway stations are Alua, about 109 km from Munnar; Angamali, about 108 km from Munnar.

Shopping Areas

  • Jacob Trades
  • Asian Trading company
  • Cafe Periyarensis
  • Vandiperiyar trade centre

Main Hotel's

  • Deshadan Mountain Resort
  • Nature Zone Jungle Resort
  • Wild Elephant Eco-Friendly Resort
  • Camelot Resort
  • Eastend Munnar