Eravikulam National Park which is located at the Western Ghats of Idukki districtwithin the Indian state of Kerala is renowned for its large territory and extensive wildlife environment its high rolling plateau and perfect elevation allows terrain to flow along with the glow of Sholas grassland.
Beside that perennial that runs through the section of the park allows inhabitants to heed for water and that’s call for perfect opportunity to wildlife enthusiast to capture them within the frame of their shutter bug.
Within the corps of Eravikulam National Park you would have an opportunity to witness three important species of plants namely the grassland, Shrub land and forests. The terrain which is located at the height of around 2000m is enveloped by the thick grassland beside that vivid patch of vegetation rolls in to occupy the bare landscape of the park. The shrub that you will witness blooms around the base of cliff which in turn makes the whole environment looks endowing and captivating.
Within the periphery of park traveler would have an opportunity to view somewhere around 26 species of mammals and amongst them the revelation of park is Nilgiri Tahr. Traveler would be shock to understand that there are around 750 numbers of Nilgiri Tahr within the park beside that other perks of wildlife includes Gaur, Indian Muntjac and Sambar Deer. Other renowned inhabitants living with the Eravikulam National Park are Golden Jackal, Jungle Cat, Wild dog, Dhole, leopard, Nilgiri Marten, small clawed otter, Ruddy Mongoose etc.
For birdwatchers and ornithologist the reverie of Park might come like a surprise because an ample numbers of birds that flies around the friendly skies decorates the wounds and heals it with its charisma.
According to the record there are around 132 species of birds have been identified here and amongst them the most famous are Nilgiri Pipit, Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, White Bellied Shortwing, Nilgiri Verditer Flycatcher etc.
After birds we have the colors of butterflies and within the Shola grassland you can engage your mind to allure the specified brilliance of butterflies. As per their accounts they have recorded around 101 species of colorful wings.
New Species of Frog within Eravikulam National Park
A genus of reddish orange color frog which according to crew working here are the new evolution of the park. Owing to its importance regarding their preservation method such species has been barred under the friendly restriction so that they could breed and generate more to balance the core of ecosystem.
Best Time to Visit
Plan your trip here during the months of April till June to experience the best out of park and remember to skip the month of monsoon because it remains closed during rainy season.
How to Reach
By air- the nearest airport to Eravikulam National Park is Cochin International Airport which is located at a distance of around 150 km from here.
By train- the nearest railway station to Eravikulam National Park is Aluva railway station which is located at a distance of around 109 km from here.
By road- since the Eravikulam National Park is located at a distance of around 130km Munnar traveler will get swift road service from either Munnar or from other surrounding cities of Kerala.