Eravikulam National Park

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Munnar is among the crown jewels of God’s Own Country and has attracted visitors from around the world for centuries due to its natural splendour. Hidden inside, lies the famous Eravikulam National Park, the home and sanctuary of the Nilgiri Tahr. This sacred haven for this exotic animal is a relief in a time when different species are disappearing off the face of the planet. Situated in the Devikulam Taluk of Idukki district, people also flock to this park to view the special Neelakurinji flowers that bloom once every 12 years. The next sighting is expected to be in 2030.

Eravikulam national park also boasts of hosting South India’s highest peak, Anamudi (2695 m), in its southern area. This park is spread over an area of 97 square kilometers and packs tons of fun spots for people to have a good time in. One can see the crowds around the Echo Point, where the natural view and unique setting adds to the eponymous phenomenon. The Rajamalai region of the park is open to the public and from here; the exotic Nilgiri Tahr can be viewed. The Rajamalai region falls under the tourism zone of the area. The other two are the Core area and Buffer area which are both not open to the public. There is a host of trekking options as well in the area.

The rare flora and fauna present in the Eravikulam national park also attract visitors. Official vehicles take people on trips where one can experience the biodiversity of a high elevation shola-grassland system. One can view rare terrestrial and epiphytic orchids and beautiful wild balsams along with the Nilgiri Langur, leopards and the Indian Bison as well.

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Aluva, about 109 km from Munnar; Angamali, about 108 km from Munnar

Nearest airport: Madurai (Tamilnadu) about 142 km; Cochin International Airport, about 150 km

Closure Period

Eravikulam National Park will be closed from February  to March every year for the two months due to the calving season of Nilgiri Tahr. 

Trekking acitivities at Eravikulam National Park

Ever wanted to snuggle in the lap of bustling wilderness? Then, Eravikulam is your choice. Here are some of the trekking trails offered at Eravikulam such as Kurinji Trail, Lakkom Waterfalls and Cascade Walk.

Camping Stay at Lakkom Log House is the only camping programme at Eravikulam National Park. The Shola forests here guards a deep secret, a ravishing spot hidden deep in the woods- the Lakkom Log House.


Opening Hours

Monday: 08:00AM-04:00PM
Tuesday: 08:00AM-04:00PM
Wednesday: 08:00AM-04:00PM
Thursday: 08:00AM-04:00PM
Friday: 08:00AM-04:00PM
Saturday: 08:00AM-04:00PM
Sunday: 08:00AM-04:00PM


What is Eravikulam National Park famous for?

A former hunting preserve of the British planters, the Park today exemplifies wildlife at its best. It was declared a Sanctuary in 1975 with the intention of protecting the indigenous population of Nilgiri Tahr (highly endangered mountain goat).

What is the entry fee for Eravikulam National Park?

125 per head while for children it is Rs. 95 per head. For foreign nationals the entry fees is Rs. 420 per head.

How much time is needed in Eravikulam National Park?

The soft trekking trails like that of Kurinji Trail take you through tracks of Nilgiri Tahr and Neelakurinji-filled grasslands. The Eravikulam National Park is open throughout the week and the safari timings are from 8:30 am to 4 pm. A complete Eravikulam National Park Safari takes about 2 to 3 hours.

Are there tigers in Eravikulam National Park?

You can spot Tigers in Eravikulam Overall, the park is home to 26 species of mammals, 132 species of birds and 19 species of amphibians, not to mention the spectacular scenery of the Western Ghats.

What is the best time of day to visit Eravikulam National Park?

Timings -8:00 AM – 4:o0 PM on All days of the week (The park is closed Forest in the mating season for the Nilgiri tahr, which is an endangered species and this usually happens in March every year. ) You should reach at least before 830 AM for an enjoyable journey to the park.

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Eravikulam National Park

4.315857 reviews


a month ago
National park maintained by armed force. Entry fees is charged and bus service is available to travel. No need to pay for the bus service. The view from the top is beautiful and also carry a shawl for those who feel cold easily and the climate at top is very cool and has pleasant breeze.

Subhro Kanti Bera

a month ago
This is a clandestine beauty, that's still unspoilt (as much as possible) by humans. The landscape and flora (we couldn't see the Tahr) are breathtaking, and the trek up is quite easy and very worthwhile. The weather was the best, sunny but cloudy all together making it a real pleasant experience. One tip: Do book tickets online as there are separate lines and we had to wait for more than an hour to get the bus which takes us up.

Amal stephen

3 months ago
Visiting this place was an absolutely wonderful experience. The view was nothing short of mesmerizing, with lush green hills stretching as far as the eye could see. Particularly during the rainy season, the sight of clouds intermingling with gentle rays of sunlight created a captivating panorama that one simply cannot afford to miss. To reach the top, we had the option of availing the national park vehicle, which required a fee of 200 per person. This vehicle conveniently dropped us off at the designated point, from where we embarked on a scenic walk towards the summit. The walking path was well-maintained, ensuring a pleasant journey. Additionally, for those seeking a more convenient option, an e-vehicle service was available. However, it's worth noting that opting for the e-vehicle would incur additional charges. In conclusion, the experience of visiting this place was truly memorable. The breathtaking view of the hills and surrounding greenery, particularly during the rainy season, was awe-inspiring. While the journey to the top involved either a picturesque walk or an optional e-vehicle ride at an extra cost, the overall experience was well worth it. I highly recommend making a visit to this remarkable destination.

Leo Vikram

a week ago
Eravikulam national park situated next to anaimudi peak. It is famous for Nilgiri Tahr. If you're lucky, you can see these Tahr. Please bear in mind, it is a forest and try to make a calm environment. Don't make weird noises as it will scare the wild animals. The entry ticket is 200 for an adult and they will carry you in a van to a spot midst of the mountain range. From there you can walk further to the hilltop. You will witness a beautiful landscape, clouds, tiny waterfalls


2 months ago
The vistas and views are wonderful, but otherwise not very much to do. Everything can be done within about an hour, including the bus ride up and walk to the top of the mountain. A little pricey for for nationals. The private tour is likely better, but it costs quite a bit. There are some great waterfalls. Not much beyond the views. Not great for young kids. Excellent for photographers and nature lovers.


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