Eravikulam National Park is located at a drive of 45 minutes from the City Centre of Munnar and is situated atop a summit of Western Ghats. Spread around a land stretch of 97 kilometers, this is one of the most sought place for Munnar sightseeing. It houses a plethora of flora and fauna and accounts itself amidst the other UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Managed initially as a Game Reserve, Eravikulam National Park is also known as the Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary. Eravikulam National Park is a massive blend of wildlife. There are around 132 different species of birds, 19 amphibian species, 26 mammalian species, 101 species of butterflies, and 20 different orchid species here. Nilgiri langur, Atlas moth, Nilgiri marten, small-clawed otter, Lion-tailed macaque, and a rare variety of the leopard and lion are some of the chief wildlife to be spotted here.
If you are an avid bird watcher, be ready to treat yourself with the sight of Black & Orange Flycatcher, Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, White Bellied ShortWing, Kerala Laughing Thrush, and Nilgiri Verditer Flycatcher.Apart from the vast array of wildlife that thrives here, you can easily spot on the Nilgiri Tahr. It is renowned as the endangered species of a mountain goat from South India. Eravikulam National Park is also accounted for the ravishing beauty of its rolling grasslands and Shola forest cover.
If you want to try something new here, participate in its eco-tourism activity. Under this activity, you will be trespassing several attractions and experiences located in and around the national park. Besides, regular educational camps are scheduled here for benefiting youngsters and inculcating a sense of environment conservation in them. Lastly, before you are on your return journey, do not forget to visit the highest peak of Kerala here – the Anamudi Peak.