Location : Eravikulam is about 13 km from Munnar,
How to get there : well connected to other cities of Kerala and Tamil Nadu by Public transport buses, Cab form Munnar
Time : (08Am to 06Pm ) September to November and from April to June. The park is closed for the visitors during the monsoon.
Eravikulam National Park situated along the summit of the Western Ghats in the high ranges of Idduki district of Kerala. This is also the land of “Neelakurinji”, a flower that blooms once in twelve years. The Park is breathtakingly beautiful and is easily comparable to the best of mountain ranges in the Alps. With the highest peak south of the Himalayas – the Anamudi, located here, nature enthusiasts have ample opportunities for trekking expeditions and wildlife spotting.
Eravikulam National Park gives shelter to the largest surviving population of world famous Nilgiri Tahr which was recored1317 according to the 1991 census.
Tigers, leopards and wild dogs are main predators usually sighted in both the open grass land shola forests. Sloth bear, Nilgiri langur and wild boar are generally found in sholas and their fringes. The Atlas moth, the largest of its kind in the world, is also seen in this park, other rare species of fauna found here are the Nilgiri Langur, the lion-tailed macaque etc.
Birds Around 120 species of avifauna have been recorded including endemics like black and ornage flycatcher, Nilgiri wood pegeon, Nilgiri pipit, Nilgiri verditer flycatcher, White bellied shortwing, and Kerala laughing thrush. Endemics confined to the shola-grass land ecosystem like the Palni fourwing and red disk bushbrown are among the 100 types of butterflies found inside the park.