Eravikulam National Park, Munnar
About 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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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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Good place, beautiful landscapes, brilliant views! Seems to be well taken care of. But not so much to do: you are taken in the bus up the hill, then you can walk further up (ca. 1.5km) and look around, then go back down in the bus. The goats are relatively easy to find, but unfortunately, we didn't see much else.. If you just want to go walk in nature a bit it's fine. There are some food stalls, a restaurant and souvenir shop also.. Price for foreigners is not justified...
Nothing much to see here.. Only you can enjoy nature.. I feed good time is in noon by 1.30 so that morning crowd can be avoided.. Bus will drop and pick from top where one can walk for about 1.5 kms.. On top of hill.. If lucky you can see any animal.. Not very exciting..
DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! Wish I could put no stars on this one... it was a very disappointing experience. After 2 hours queuing we finally got on a bus to reach the "park" (which is actually a road crossing mountains boarded by fences). It was so cloudy and rainy up there that we barely could see anything,
View is good. Do not expect more animals except deers. You can spend two hours here walking to hill area and enjoy good views. I liked it.
Nice place... Its highest point in south India.. also you will find animals moving easily
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