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Eravikulam National Park

 Eravikulam National Park Kerala


Wildlife Sanctuaries in Kerala

 Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary
 Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary
 Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
 Eravikulam National Park
 Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

 Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary
 Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
 Peppara Widlife Sanctuary
 Periyar National Park
 Shendruny Wildlife Sanctuary
 Silent Valley National Park
 Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary
 Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Eravikulam National Park Facts
Latitude and Longitude:
10 degree 10' - 10 degree 20' North and 77 degree 0' - 77 degree 10' East
Area: 97 square km.
Altitude: 1400 m to 2694 m above sea level
Rainfall: 4500 mm
Tourist season: September to November, April to June

Information about the Eravikulam National Park
Eravikulam National Park is situated in the Devikulam Taluk of Idukki district in Kerala, about 15 kms. north of Munnar. Eravikulam National Park was established in 1975 to protect the Nilgiri Tahr. Eravikulam was declared as a National Park in 1978 considering its ecological, faunal, floral, geomorphologic and zoological significance. The park is breathtakingly beautiful as comparable to the Alpine ranges. Anaimudi peak, the highest mountain peak in South India is situated in the southern region of the park. This park covers an area of 97 square km. This park is one of the wettest regions in the world. The park is divided into three regions - the core area, the buffer area and the tourism area. Visitors are allowed to visit only the tourism area which is in the Rajmalai region.

Wildlife attractions in Eravikulam National Park
The major wildlife attractions in the Eravikulam National Park are the Nilgiri Tahr. Almost half of the world population of Nilgiri Tahr is found in the Eravikulam National Park. According to 1991 census, about 1317 Nigiri Tahrs are found in this park. The various other animals which are found in the Eravikulam National Park are the Tigers, panthers, Wild dog in the open grasslands and shola woods, Civet cat, Jungle cat in the sholas, Sloth bear, Nilgiri langur and wild boar in the shola forests and their fringes. The Altas moth, the largest of its kind in the world, can also be seen in this park.

Best time to visit Eravikulam National Park
The best time to visit the Eravikulam National Park is in the early morning and evening. The best season to visit this park is from September to November and from April to June. The visitors are not allowed to visit during the monsoon. Frost is common in the winters from December to February.

Vegetation in the Eravikulam National Park
The vegetation comprises of rolling grasslands, exotic flora and the shoal forests. The Neelakurinji is the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here. This flower which bathes the hills in blue every twelve years, will bloom next in 2006 AD.

How to reach Eravikulam National Park
By Air:
The nearest airport is located at Kochi which is about 135 kms.

By Rail:
The nearest railway station is located at Aluva which is about 115 kms. from Munnar.

By Road:
Eravikulam National Park is about 15 kms. from Munnar, 135 kms. from Kochi and 148 kms. from Kottayam by road.

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