Eravikulam National Park
Eravikulam National Park is the first national park in Kerala which is situated along the Western Ghats in Idukki district of Kerala in India. It is established on March 31st 1975. It is a famous tourist station who loves to spend time in the forest and experience the wildlife.
The park, which covers an area of 97 square kilometres, houses a number of wild animals and birds including a large number of Nilgiri Tahr. So you can surely view this animal very closely even if you do not get a glimpse of other wild animals. It is amazing to watch them moving on steep slopes without falling.
The rich and diverse ecosystems provide a great opportunity for education and research. So the university students and researchers are frequent visitors of the park.
One thing you cannot avoid while visiting the park is photography. The picturesque sceneries always attract the photographers to this lush green location.
Anamudi Peak, the highest peak in South India, is located in the park. The entry is restricted. But it is an awesome experience to watch the peak from Rajamala.
Rajamala is an eco-tourism zone which is the habitat of Nilgiri Tahr. It is a beautiful hill station inside the national park. Trekking is an attraction here for the adventure seekers. It will be closed during the calving season that is February to March.
Lakkom Waterfalls And The Log House
It is must visit waterfalls during the Munnar trip. Pure water originates from the core zone of the Eravikulam National Park and flows to river Pambar which finally joins the river Kaveri in Tamilnadu. This mind-blowing scene of the waterfalls is on the roadside from Munnar to Marayoor.
Imagine a stay in a log house in the midst of a forest hearing the rhythm of waterfalls and the chirping of birds. Lakkom Log House assures you a comfortable accommodation, caring services and complimentary food. The maximum number of persons to stay is four.
Ticket rates: Rs. 3000/- for 2 Indians, Rs. 4000/- for a foreigner, Rs. 1000/- for an extra person.
The Bloom of Neelakurinji Flowers
The bloom of Neelakurinji flowers is another attraction here. It is a superspecial phenomenon that happens once in 12 years during the period between the months of August and October. It will be a mindblowing scene that the hills of Munnar are filled with blue flowers all over. The last bloom was in 2018 and it requires a long wait of a dozen of years to watch the next one.
A tea shop and a snack bar are there in the Eravikulam National Park for a light refreshment. We cannot take any food items or plastic bottles inside the park. If you have carried any, it is possible to keep in the control cabin at the entrance at your own risk. The employees are very loyal to their duty and they maintain the park very clean.
You can go by bus or taxi up to the gate of the park. There onwards the park has their own bus services to take you to the top. It is a 15 minutes journey through the road surrounded by the scenic Kannan Devan Hills. Own vehicles are not allowed inside the park. Parking is available at no cost.
Adult Indian – Rs. 90
Children – Rs. 65
Foreigners – Rs. 360
Adult Online – Rs. 120
Children Online – Rs. 90
**To purchase the ticket online please visit, https://eravikulamnationalpark.in
Address: The Wild Life Warden, Munnar PO, Idukki, Kerala, 685612.
Ph: +91 4865 231587
The Eravikulam National Park is opened on all days of the week from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.
The nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, 150 km away / Madurai Airport, 142 km away
The nearest railway station: Aluva Railway Station, 109 km away