Activity Charges / Entry Fee: INR 90 for Indians, INR 370 for Foreign Nationals, INR 65 for Children.
Time Required
Half a day
Timings
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Difficulty Level
Moderate
Best Suited For
Couples, Families and Nature Lovers.

Quick Info

Located 15 kms from Munnar, Eravikulam National Park is one of the most important tourist destinations in Kerala. This park is home to numerous protected species of flora and fauna, especially the Nilgiri Tahr and Hemitragus Hylocrious, which are common here. One can find around 26 different species of mammals at this park. It is an ideal place for seeing the biodiversity of the highly elevated shola-grassland ecosystem.

Rankings & Ratings



An ideal place for seeing the biodiversity of the unique shola-grassland ecosystem.
Editor's Rankings

#2 in 21 Things to Do in Munnar
#1 in 2 National Parks/Gardens in Munnar
#2 in 15 Sightseeing Spots in Munnar

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

The Eravikulam National Park is known for its unique and beautiful ecosystem. The views throughout your visit will be breathtaking. The main problem is that the park gets too hot during the afternoons and sometimes you wouldn't get to see a lot of animals.

We kindly request our guests to respect the pristine environment. Please do not litter or feed the animals. In order for you to enjoy a safe trip, please stay a little away from the animals and do not cause them any indirect harm.


PROS

  • Fresh air with awesome scenery.
  • Stunning views of the mountains, valleys and tea plantations in the back-drop.
  • Lots of opportunities to take pictures.
  • The bus ride to the park is a nice experience providing scenic views.

CONS

  • Long queues for buying the ticket and boarding the bus.
  • At times, there might be no sighting of animals.
  • The bus rides can be scary to some as the roads are hugging the cliff and they have only a few inches for the incoming traffic to pass.
  • The place gets too hot during the afternoons.

Detailed Info

Located 15 km from Munnar, Eravikulam National Park is one of the favoured tourist destinations of Kerala. This park is home to numerous protected species of flora and fauna which include rare terrestrial and epiphytic orchids, beautiful wild balsams, and the endangered species of Nilgiri Tahr and Hemitragus Hylocrious. You can find around 26 different species of mammals at this park. It is an ideal place for seeing the biodiversity of the highly elevated shola-grassland ecosystem.

Spread across 97 sq. km., Eravikulam National Park stands out for the stark beauty of its rolling grasslands and sholas in the Kannan devan hills. Visitors are taken to Rajamalai in forest department vehicles and given an opportunity to see all of it. Anamudi, the highest peak (2695 m) south of the Himalayas, stands majestically in the core area of the national park.

Rajamalai is the tourism zone of the National Park, where the visitors are taken in forest departmentt vehicles and are introduced to the shola-grassland eco system unique to this region. There is a very informative interpretation centre at Rajamalai.

Reservation fee for the park is INR 50. Reservation counter is open from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Information centre in Munnar.

Eravikulam National Park is closed between the months of February and March. This is the calving time of the Tahr.