Eravikulam National Park In Munnar
Discover the charm of rich flora and fauna at Eravikulam National Park that will cast a magical spell on you!
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Eravikulam National Park, Munnar (Kerala)
Spread over around 97 square kilometers, the Eravikulam National Park in Munnar is one of Kerala’s most sought after tourist hotspots. When you visit the park, you can expect to find all kinds of flora and fauna, especially the rare and endangered Nilgiri Tahr. You may also be able to spot the rare Neelakurinji flowers, that bloom once in 12 years.
To get a closer look at the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, trek through the Rajamalai Eravikulam National Park in Munnar. From here you can also relish breathtaking views of the rolling hills of Munnar as well as the Shola grasslands. You will have to pay the Eravikulam National Park entry fee of INR 90 for adults, and INR 65 for children of Indian nationality. For foreign nationals, the entry fee is INR 360. Also, remember that the Eravikulam National Park timings are from 7.30 am to 4 pm. The best time to visit Eravikulam National Park is September through November and April through June.
History Of Eravikulam National Park
The park was established as a hunting preserve for the colonial planters and was co-owned by Rajamalai and Eravikulam. After the British rule, it was converted into a sanctuary to protect the Nilgiri Tahr. Before 1971, the park was managed by the authority of Kanan Devan Hills Produce Company independently. After that, the Government of Kerala officially acquired control over the area under the Resumption of Lands Act, 1971. In the year 1975, in order to protect the endangered Nilgiri tahr, the area was declared as the Eravikulam-Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary. Later, in the year 1978, the sanctuary was declared a National Park. Eventually, with a turn of events, major portions of the land were distributed for the cultivation of coffee and cinchona.
Enjoy a bout of Eravikulam National Park trekking, by walking through the national park or go on a jeep safari to spot these beauties of nature whilst enjoying the grand views. The Eravikulam National Park safari is a must do. You can also trek to Anamudi, which is much famed to be the highest peak of the Western Ghats.
Eravikulam National Park safari can be arranged for visitors of all ages. Park visitors are picked in a group from 5th Mile on safari buses to visit Rajamala tourism zone of the national park. Private vehicles for wildlife safaris are not allowed in the park. One safari for wildlife viewing lasts for 2 to 3 hours. Some regions in the park are accessible only via foot as the trails are too slippery and muddy. Wildlife safari tickets can be booked online in advance. Trekking in Eravikulam is also popular and the Kurunji trail is the most rewarding for visitors.
Things To Do In Eravikulam National Park
Go ahead and spot the Nilgiri Marten, small clawed otter, elephants, dusky striped squirrel, Nilgiri langur and ruddy mongoose, etc. Once you're done with exploring the flora and fauna of the national park, you can move on to explore the Anamudi Peak, the Atukkad Waterfalls, the Echo Point, the Lakkom Waterfalls, and the Forest Rose Garden. These scenic wonders will surely make you appreciate the beauty of nature and will make your trip, a memorable one.
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You can reach Eravikulam National Park by booking private buses till the checkpost. At this checkpost, you can also buy tickets to enter the park.The vehicles aren't allowed upto a certain point, so it is advisable not to take your own vehicle.
Tourists can spot the Nilgiri Tahr's(mountain goats) at The Eravikulam National Park.
The entry fees for the park are as follows: For Indians entry fee is Rs.15( per head)
For Foreigners entry fee is Rs.200(per head)
For Children below 12 years is Rs.5 (per head)
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