Eravikulam National Park, MunnarCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: Munnar Post, Idukki Valparai-Gundumalai Trail Rd, Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala 685561, India
- Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-4865231587
- Ticket Price: 83 INR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: National Park, Family And Kids, Nature
About Eravikulam National Park, Munnar
Go through the park, and experience an esteemed walk through wildlife encounter. The animals roam around freely and often venture up close before shying away. Watch playful Bonnet and Lion tailed macaques loop around trees and sturdy Nilgiri goats dart to and fro. Hang out with species of bats and civets, which are small cats. The more predatory animals such as elephants, tigers, panthers and the sloth bear are viewed from afar. All this and much more at the Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.
The park offers a superb view of the tea plantations and is the most important tourist destination. The rolling hills are caressed by blankets of mist and once in 12 years they become a carpet of blue. This is the flowering of Neelakurinji which is a plant endemic to this part of the Western Ghats. The forests here are commonly known as shoals and there are streams here as well. It has the largest untouched patch of Shola, grassland mosaic when compared to others in the Western Ghats.
The national park is divided into three areas - the core area, the buffer area and the tourism area. In the tourism area tourists are allowed to travel deep into the forest to explore the hidden beauty. Private vehicles are not allowed inside. Only few mini buses can run inside in order to control the environment pollution. The trips are organized by the forest department.
The park has a rare collection of varieties of trees and shrubs. You can find here climax grasslands. The sight of variety of orchids is one of the specialties of this park. Birds like black and orange flycatcher, Nilgiri pipit, and the Nilgiri wood pigeon can be spotted here. Also white bellied short wing and Kerala laughing thrush make their home here. A large number of butterflies and moths flit across so be sure to keep a watch. Quite recently a new species of frog was discovered in this park. These animals are limited only to this park and cannot be found elsewhere.
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Eravikulam National Park Information
- The reservation counter is open between 9am to 3pm at the information centre at Munnar.
- The park is closed from February till March during the calving season.
- Food is available for purchase and there are restrooms and lockers inside.
- There is usually a long queue, so be prepared to wait for over an hour.
Eravikulam National Park Ticket Prices
- For Child: INR 65
- For Foreigners: INR 360
- Reservation fees: INR 50
Restaurants Near Eravikulam National Park
- Munnar: Indian
- Rapsy Restaurant: Indian, International
- Hazrath Hotel: Indian
- Surya Soma: Indian
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Things to Know Before Visiting Eravikulam National Park
36.64% of people who visit Munnar include Eravikulam National Park in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
52.09% of people start their Eravikulam National Park visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Eravikulam National Park
94.88% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Eravikulam National Park
Eravikulam National Park, Munnar Reviews
Just adding a news : The park will be closed from 29-Jan-2018 to first week of April 2018 due to breeding season of Nilgiri Thar, please plan your trip accordingly.. ----------------------------------------- One of the most attractive tourist spot in Munnar. Will recommend to go there before morning 8.30 else you will waste time waiting in the queue.. From the base, you will have to travel by their bus, the ticket cost is 90 RS per person. From the top point where bus drops you, you can walk about a kilometer towards the top of the hill.. The view is magnificent.. The park is well maintained, you are not allowed to walk out of the road, guards are monitoring the tourists at all times.. There is no guarantee of sighting the wild Goat.. ( I have seen them on all my visits)
One of the best places to visit. Very lively place. Near to nature feeling. Exciting experience with one of the endangered species on land. Also good climate and nature. Fully awesome experience...
Park is situated beautifully between the tea garden. Many water streams are there. First we have to obtain a ticket form the office situated on the road. The entry ticket for an Indian national adult is Rs 90/- ; the queues are longer and it can take anywhere between half an hour to 2 hours to get the bus ticket which takes you up to the mid area of the mountain range. The scenes from the bus journey is breath-taking. Then they take you to the park in their bus. After that there is a trek of 2 kms. Wild goats can be easily found wandering here. Nice and beautiful place to be.
This National Park had only one goat. The scenery was beautiful though. Did not seem like a national park to me. They charge Rs. 90(For Indians) to take people to the National Park in a bus.
Well maintained national park. If u have luck you could see the thar. Better to get there in the early morning. Or else there will be too much crowd