Spot The Nilgiri Tahr At Eravikulam National Park
Spread across 97 sq km in the Idukki district, Eravikulam National Park is rich in grasslands. Streams dissect the hills almost poetically and the wild flowers that grow here are any botanist’s dream. This national park is a wonderful site to study the biodiversity typical to a shola-grassland ecosystem. Shola in Tamil means ‘forest’, pockets ofwhich are found scattered on these grasslands. The main attraction here though is the Nilgiri Tahr, an endangered mountain goat. Tourists also come looking for Neelakurinji, a purple- blue shrub which blooms abundantly once in 12 years and drapes the Nilgiri hills in their trademark colour. Besides the Nilgiri tahr, the park is home to creatures like Nilgiri langur, Indian bison, leopard, etc.
The nearest airport is at Kochi (140 km), from where one can drive to Munnar, in turn connected with the park by a state road. The tourism zone starts from the Rajamallai check post and is open throughout the year except for a short period between January and March.
|Entry Fee Eravikulam National Park|
|Indian Adults||₹120.00||Indian Rupees One Hundred and Twenty Only|
|Children||₹90.00||Indian Rupees Ninety Only|
|Foreign Nationals||₹400.00||Indian Rupees Four Hundred Only|
|Ordinary Camera||₹40.00||Indian Rupees Fourty Only|
|Video Camera||₹315.00||Indian Rupees Three Hundred and Fifteen Only|
|Reservation fee||₹50.00||Reservation counter 9 am – 3 pm at Information centre, Munnar|
Trekking Programmes (Hiking) ( Organized by Kerala Forest Department )
|Check in Point||Eravikulam National Park Entrance ( Kurinji Trial)|
|Duration||2 hrs ( 4 To 5 peoples)|
|Attractions||Kurinji Flowering, Water Falls, Wildlife Sighting Etc|
|Rate||Foreigners Rs 2,500.00/-|
|Indian Rs 2,000.00/-|
Eravikulam National Park Closure Period
February to March
Address for Communication
The Wildlife Warden, Munnar PO, Idukki Dist.
For Enquiries and Reservations
Forest Information Centre
Wildlife Warden’s Office, Munnar PO, Idukki Dist, Kerala, India.
Mob. 91 8301024187, 91 8547603199
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