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.

Maps

Opening Hours

Monday: 08:00AM-04:00PM
Tuesday: 08:00AM-04:00PM
Closed
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

FAQ's

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

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Michael Ireland

3 months ago
Beautiful national park highly recommend it. It's a lovely trek and seeing almost extinct Indian mountain goats is just special. Please note I would get there early maybe as soon as they open otherwise there are huge cues.

Ravi Agarwal

in the last week
Excellent place right from parking, washrooms, new ticket counter, VR experience, multiple food joints at parking, ticket counter and inside the national park where bus drops. The park is famous for Nilgiri tahr goat and nilakuranji flower. After the bus drops at a particular point you can walk and explore or alternatively you can hire a buggy at Rs 7500 which can accommodate 5 people. Buggy cannot be booked online. It's good for people who have mobility issues or just don't want to walk. There are also waterfalls inside.

Robert Samuel

a week ago
Eravikulam National Park is like a vibrant green paradise tucked away in Kerala, India. It's a hotspot for nature lovers, with adorable Nilgiri Tahrs roaming around freely. Imagine rolling hills, colorful flowers, and diverse wildlife all around you. It's perfect for a peaceful trek or a thrilling wildlife safari. Just be aware that it can get pretty busy, so try visiting during quieter times for a more intimate experience. Overall, it's a magical place where you can truly connect with nature and soak in its beauty.

Eduard Aymerich

3 months ago
Views ara amazing but you pay for a ticket and you can barely walk 1km. You just get on a bus, the leave you on the top and there is only 1km to walk. Not a place for hiking, just to enjoy 30min or 1h some amazing views. Makes no sense to get on a bus for 10min and not be able to hike to the top.

kausik mukherjee

3 months ago
Beautiful place. Can park the car and book ticket Adult- 200 Kin’s (5-12) 150 Normal camera - 50 A bus takes up to hills. Can enjoy the beautiful view on the way. Can spend about an hour in the hill. It has around 1 km walkway . Not much to see specifically there as one can enjoy same beauty without walking also . Can see the highest peak of south India . A nice gallery with history of the Park displayed well with pictures and text. Cafeteria has snacks for quick recharge . Clean Toilets both up hill and down . Parking free.

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