Eravikulam National Park

National Park Eravikulam

Eravikulam National Park



Location

Eravikulam National Park sits in the high altitudes of the Western Ghats in Kerala the Indian State. The coordinates of the park are latitude 9 40” North to longitude 77 20” East. Ernakulam is very near to this picturesque hill station of Munnar which is also a part of Idukki district. The national Park was set up to protect the extinct species of Nilgiri Tahr which is only found south of the Himalayas. In 1978 the area was notified as a park and now with the rich forests and grasses, it is relatively new. The western coast in the Munnar Forest Division of Idukki is where the park lies. The Annamalai National Park of Tamil Nadu is the extension of this park as it lies on the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.


Main Attractions in Eravikulam The Nilgiri Tahr is the predominant dweller at this National Park. The world’s largest known population of Tahrs is found here. There are various other fauna such as Atlas Moths, elephants, sambhars, gaurs, lion-tailed macaques, Nilgiri Langurs, tigers and leopards.

Other Attractions The park area includes Anamudi, which is the highest peak in South India with an altitude of 2695 meters. This makes it an ideal spot for trekkers. The southwestern monsoon influences the climate in this area. June, July and August are the months with maximum rainfall and April and May have the hottest days. During January and February, there is little rain but the weather is mostly clear. Again, from September to December there is little rain coming from the northeast monsoon. This period and the months of January and February are the times which are ideal to make a visit to the Eravikulam Park.

How To Reach There

All modes of transport are accessible to reach the Eravikulam National Park. The Kochi International Airport is the nearest airport being only 145 kms away from the resort. Aluva is the nearest railway station from the park with a distance of 115 kms.


Note: National Park is closed from 01st February to 31st March due to breeding season
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