Eravikulam National Park, the first national park of Kerala is famous for its endangered species Nilgiri Tahr and butterflies. A must-visit Munnar sightseeing, the park is also famous for Neela Kurunji which blooms once every 12 years, and Anamudi peak, the highest peak in South India. A heritage site, the park is beautified with plateaus, green lands, mountain peaks, streams, and waterfalls. Also, the park is separated into three regions; the core area, the buffer area, and the tourism area, Rajamalai. Inside the park, there are more than 26 species including tahr, sambar deer, jungle cat, wild dog, leopard, tiger, golden jackal, and others. Nilgiri langur, Indian porcupine, Nilgiri marten, ruddy mongoose, dusky palm squirrel, small-clawed otter, and others.
This park is also known for sightseeing elephants. Birds in the park are black and orange flycatchers, Nilgiri pipit, Nilgiri flycatchers, Nilgiri wood pigeon, white-bellied shortwing, and others. There are more than 101 species of butterflies which include red disk Bushbrown, Palni four-wing, and others. The Atlas moth; the largest moth found in the park is unavoidable one of Munnar’s attractions.
How to Reach The Eravikulam National Park?
The Park is in Munnar and you can use the excellent roadways to this route. Once you reach Kochi, book a cab or travel by bus as the place is about 1487 km away. If you are coming from Coimbatore then the distance will be about 175 km to the Park by road.
The Kochi Airport is the nearest airport to the Eravikulam National Park and then you can go by road to the destination.
For those choosing the railways, you need to travel from Kochi to Aluva and then to Munnar but the roadways are the most convenient.
When can I visit the Eravikulam National Park?
The Park is most pleasant to visit from September to May, as the climate is cool, not humid, and neither too hot. So, with cool winds, you can stroll through the Park during the permitted hours peacefully.
Timings & Ticket Fees at Eravikulam National Park
Timings for Entry & Exit for the Tourists:
Entry Time: 8: 00 am
Exit Time: 2: 00 pm
The tickets are taken in the following price lists:
Indian Adults – 200/-
Foreign Nationals – 500/-
Ordinary Camera – 50/-
Video Camera – 350/-
Need Advance Ticket Booking at Eravikulam National Park?
The Advance Reservation Booking can be taken at Rs. 50/-
The Park is usually closed between February to March every year, but still you can contact the Information center in Munnar to know the latest changes.
If you cancel your bookings within at least 48 hours before the day of the visit, the refund will be made. The amount will be credited to your account within 8-15 days.
If you cancel 15 days before the visit, then 50% of the amount will be refunded.
If you cancel between 15 days to 48 hours before the visit, then 25% of the amount will be refunded.
Camera fees or video fees cannot be refunded
As per limitations of daily entry, the Park can deduct the entry fees, after scrutiny by the management.
For complaints and queries, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Essentials to Remember: Do's & Dont's at the Park
Covid Certificate: You should have the covid vaccine certificate in hand to present at the gate. If not, at least one vaccine dose should be taken or even a negative report should be shared (within 72 hours of entry).
The safari is meant to view wildlife sightings, however, that is not certain at all times of the day and year.
No kind of food or any kind of beverage should be taken into the Park during the entire visit and that is strictly prohibited.
Keep your pathway clean always, and do not litter with any waste whatsoever, as you too have a responsibility to protect the wildlife in the area.
Any kind of usage of smoking, alcohol consumption, or any other kind of drug medication is prohibited.
Do not attempt to tease or feed animals and birds of any kind during your visit.
Do not bring your pet animals, crackers, loud noise-based toys, traps, or lights that irritate animals in the Park.
Always walk in the areas that are permitted for visitors to walk and see the places.
Unauthorized snacking and walking in prohibited places are punishable.
Do not put on loud music or ringtones as they will disturb animals in the wild.
Since this is a plastic-free zone, you should not carry plastic packets or litter them in the park.
If a visitor breaches any of the rules, then this will be punishable as per the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972
Sights at the Eravikulam National Park
If you are wondering what can tourists see at Eravikulam National Park, we will give you a quick idea of what this exciting trip will be all about.
The tourism hub of the Eravikulam National Park is the Rajamala area. The place is heavily protected for the Nilgiri Tahr species and there is a chance that you can view this animal.
Apart from this, explore the grasslands and also the vast Kuriji lands in these natural habitats.
Walk along the Anamudi peak and see the elevated lands of the Western Ghats. This beautiful scenario is loved by tourists as it is at the junction point of the Anaimalai Hills, Cardamom Hills, and the lovely Palani Hills.
Outside the Park, you can shop from amenity stores, food stores, and many restaurants where you can get refreshed.
Book your Eravikulam National Park tickets online at – https://www.eravikulamnationalpark.in/landing/axRegister.php
|Location||:||The Wildlife Warden Munnar PO, Idukki, Kerala, 685612|
|Timings||:||8.00 AM to 2 PM on all the seven days of the week.|
|Entry Fee||:||An entry fee of INR 65 for Indian citizens and INR 245 for foreign nationals.|