Eravikulam National Park, which spreads over 97 sq km along the Western Ghats, is situated close to Munnar. Listed as one of the most bio-diverse areas of India, the Park is now under the administration of Department of Forests and Wildlife.
Best known as the natural habitat of Nilgiri Tahr, the location revels in bio-diversity. This National Park together with the neighbouring Chinnar and Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuaries constitute the largest conservation area in Western Ghats.
Apart from that, the Park is an important catchment area for rivers. Eravikulam National Park is categorized into three zones: the core area, the buffer area and the tourism area. Travellers are granted entry only into the tourist area known as Rajamala.
26 species of mammals and 132 species of birds are protected in the National Park. Entry into the park is prohibited during January-February which is the breeding season and visitors are forbidden during monsoons.