Eravikulam National Park, Munnar
Eravikulam National Park, Munnar - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Munnar Post, Idukki Valparai-Gundumalai Trail Rd, Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala 685561
Ticket Price: 83 INR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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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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Eravikulam National Park, Munnar Reviews
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)
Nature's beauty indeed!! Bus service is good. Very clean environment... Though there is no variety of wildlife, you can feel amazing atmosphere from mountains!!
Good place for nature lovers. You need to walk 1km from the basement to top point. In the way you can see varayadu goat. Plan to go there after 3 pm so you won't get tired due to sun light. Keep a small water bottle with you... of course you can drink water from the mountain there... Enjoy
One of the best place to visit while you are in Munnar.... You have to take a 10 minute bus ride from the parking lot to get there.... For that you have to buy tickets from the counter in the parking lot.... No out side food and plastic items will be permitted in the park as it is a national park.
Don't go there! It's a scam. A shame that they call it a national park. It's a short bus ride after which they leave you to walk half a km up and down on tarmac road. After standing for hours in serpentine queues and traveling in a rickety bus, I was left with only regret and nothing else for wasting a good day. If you're going there for the views, trust me they can be had at better places. Additionally, if you're a foreigner, you'll have to pay exorbitant entry fee. Definitely not worth it!