Being located in God's Own Country, it is not possible for Eravikulam National Park to not possess the heavenly presence of nature in the form of monumental peaks and diverse wildlife, flora and fauna. Eravikulam National Park is the first of its kind in Kerala and is located in the Idukki district.
Popular amongst tourists for its Nilgiri tahr and neelakurinji flower, this land of rich biodiversity is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From animals, such as golden jackal and ruddy mongoose, to other species of birds and butterflies and lush green grasslands to high peaks, this park harbours everything that a wildlife lover would wish for. If you are one amongst the commenders of natural lives, then Eravikulam National Park is your calling.
Best Time To Visit Eravikulam National Park
The area experiences a tropical type of climate and hence, it is advisable to not visit Eravikulam National Park during the rainy season as the park is closed for visitors during this period of time.
However, if you are looking forward to spotting Nilgiri tahr and some other endangered species of flora and fauna in the comfortable pleasant weather, then the best time to visit Eravikulam National Park is from September to October and April to June.
Things To Do In Eravikulam National Park
Being the highest peak in South India at 2695 metres, Anamudi is one of the major tourist spots to look forward to. Every year millions of tourists come to capture the greatness of Anamudi Peak and therefore, it is also known as the Everest of South India on account of its perennial beauty and the spectacular views it offers its visitors.
Surrounded by the beautiful Eravikulam National Park at the foothills and moving clouds at its peak, Anamudi Peak definitely seems like a door to heaven. How about trekking to the foothills of this gigantic peak for a breath of fresh air?
A part of Eravikulam Stream, which is a major tributary of Pambar river, Lakkom Waterfalls is known for its clear water making its way through the slopes of Eravikulam National Park, thereby, enhancing the existing charm of the forest.
The cooling effect of Lakkom Waterfalls attracts thousands of visitors every month, who attain a peaceful mind by relaxing in the soothing stream of Lakkom Waterfalls. It is located at an approximate distance of 30 km from Munnar in the shallow region of Eravikulam National Park. How about getting yourself here and being awestruck by its magical flow, appeasing your mind, body and soul?
Wildlife And Sightseeing
Most of the tourists coming to savour the existence of Eravikulam National Park are attracted on account of its rich wildlife and scenic views. Unless you see the flourishing wildlife of Eravikulam National Park in the form Nilgiri tahr, sambar deer, wild goat, golden jackal and several other animals, your journey to this natural park will be deemed incomplete.
Apart from gazing at the wild animals, you can also capture its spectacular beauty in the form of sky-high peaks, rolling plains and dense vegetation. With more than 130 species of birds and 100 species of butterflies, Eravikulam National Park stands as one of the richest national parks in the Western Ghats.
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Why not indulge in some adventurous activity while enjoying the beauty of wildlife and nature? Once you are inside the boundaries of Eravikulam National Park, you easily capture the trekking routes scattered all over the hills and its rolling plains. Get yourself off your comfort zone and trek through the thrilling paths of Eravikulam National Park, leading to the tea estates and green farms.
How To Reach Eravikulam National Park
By Air: You can take a flight to Cochin airport and then from there take a cab to Eravikulam National Park. Cochin airport is at a distance of around 125 km from Eravikulam National Park.
By Rail: There are no direct trains available to Eravikulam National Park. However, you can catch a train to Aluva railway station, which is at a distance of 115 km, and then from there you can take a cab to Eravikulam National Park.
By Road: Located at an approximate distance of 12 km from Munnar, Eravikulam National Park is easily accessible by road.