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Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary


Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is a sanctuary set up for the preservation of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr.

The sanctuary stands out for the stark beauty of its rolling grasslands and sholas, spread over 97 sq. kms of unblemished natural splendour. Anamudi, the highest peak south of Himalayas, towers over the sanctuary in majestic pride.

The slopes of the hills abound in all kinds of rare flora and fauna. The Atlas Moth, largest of its kind in the world, is a unique possession of the park.

The sanctuary was declared as a National Park in 1978. The park is breathtakingly beautiful and is easily comparable to the best mountain ranges found anywhere in the world.

How To Get There

By Air
The Nearest airport is at Kochi, 135 kms.
By Rail
Nearest railway station is located at Aluva, 115 kms.

General Information

Area
97 sq. Kms
Location
17 Kms From Munnar, Kerala
Main Attraction
Nilgiri Tahr, Atlas Moth
Population
The main inhabitant of the park is Nilgiri Tahr. Now the park has the largest known population of Tahrs existing in the world.

The park also shelters Atlas Moth, Elephants, Sambhars, Gaurs, Lion-tailed Macaque, Nilgiri Langur, Tigers and Leopards.

Flora and Fauna of the Sanctuary

Floral Cosmos of the Sanctuary
The predominant plant kingdom you will see in this region are the tropical evergreen forests, shrub lands and prairies. Various kinds of shrubs and bushes and Sholas are main attraction here in floral kingdom. The deeper valleys of the area are extremely thickly wooded. An antibacterial herb of Eupatorium glandulosum can be easily seen here. The shrubs are located in the base of crags and rocky terrains.

The Animal Cosmos
Have fun spotting Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Langur, Lion-tailed Macaque, Asian Elephant, Gaur (Indian Bison), Tiger, Leopard, Wild Dog (Dhole), Rusty Spotted Cat, Small Indian Civet, Striped-necked Mongoose, Brown Mongoose, Clawless Otter, Common Otter, Large Brown Flying Squirrel, Grizzled Giant Squirrel, Mouse Deer, Sambar and Barking Deer in the Park.

The Bird Cosmos
Black Eagle, Crested Goshawk, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Black Baza, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Pallid Harrier, Spot-bellied Eagle Owl, Grey Junglefowl, Painted Bush Quail, Red Spurfowl, Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Alpine Swift, Malabar Trogon, Malabar Parakeet, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Spangled Drongo, Malabar Whistling Thrush, Malabar Lark, Nilgiri Pipit, Rufous Babbler, Grey-breasted Laughingthrush, White-bellied Shortwing, Hill Myna, Black Bulbul, Black-and-orange Flycatcher, Nilgiri Flycatcher and Little Spiderhunter will keep you enteratined humming some mysteries in your ears during your trip to the Park. More than 200 species of birds seek refuge in the sanctuary.

The Reptile and Amphibian Cosmos
You will mark four species of lizards like monitor lizard, four species of snakes including the poisonous and non poisonous ones and five species of amphibians.

Visit the sanctuary once and experience the charismatic work of nature.