Eravikulam Wildlife Tour
Ready For A Wild Encounter!
Famous for its endangered Nilgiri Tahr(a mountain goat) and scenic landscape, Eravikulam National Park is one of the treasured wildlife destinationS of India. Once a hunting reserve of the British, the Park is located in the beautiful Idukki district of Kerala. It was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary in the year 1978. It receives abundant rainfall, which is one of the reasons behind its gorgeous green vegetation.
The Western Ghats, Anamalai Sub-Cluster, including all of Eravikulam National Park, is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site. The vegetation consists of high altitude grasslands punctuated with sholas. The Park covers an area of 97 sq km.
The Park has the largest population of Nilgiri Tahr in the world. Some of the other attractive wildlife inside it are elephant, Sambar Deer. Golden Jackal, Jungle Cat, Wild dog, Dhole, leopard Nilgiri langur, Nilgiri marten, small-clawed otter, tiger, leopard, Nilgiri wood pigeon, Kerala laughing thrush and the white bellied shortwing. According to the records there are around 26 species of mammals, 132 avian species, 101 species of butterflies, 19 species of amphibians and 20 species of orchids in the Park.
The Park also teems with wonderful birds such as Black-and-orange Flycatcher, Nilgiri Pipit, Nilgiri Wood Pigeon,Yellow-Throated Marten, White Bellied Shortwing, Nilgiri Verditer Flycatcher and Kerala Laughingthrush.
Another striking attraction of the Park is the Atlas Moth, the largest moth in the world. The Anamudi peak within the boundaries of the Park is the highest peak of South India. Visitors can trek to the peak for some extra adventure.
Best Time to Visit
From September to February
A variety of accommodation options are available here for your comfortable stay.
How To Reach
Cochin International airport is the nearest airport from the sanctuary.
The nearest railway station is at Aluva, 115 km off the sanctuary.
The sanctuary is easily accessible from all the major cities of Kerala by road.