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Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park, Kerala

Eravikulam National Park is located near the scenic hill station of Munnar. It lies in the Western Ghats, in the Idukki district. This park was established in 1975 to save the endangered species of Nilgiri Tahr (wild goat) found in the south of Himalayas. Eravikulam National Park is a graceful place with mountainous scenic beauty.

The Nilgiri Tahr is an endangered species, but the sincere conservation efforts of this park has increased the population of Nilgiri Tahr tremendously. Presently the park has more than 700 Tahrs. Other animal species found in this national park are elephants, leopards, gaur, giant squirrel, lion-Tailed Macaque, Tiger, and Sambar. The park is spread in 97 sq km of area. The tropical evergreen forest is the main source of vegetation here. April & May are the hottest months of the year and June-August is the period when the region receives maximum rainfall. January and February are the best months to visit this park. Apart from mammals, you can see several migratory birds during this period.

Anamudi, the highest peak in South India, with a height of 2,695 m, is located within the park boundary. It is a good spot for trekking. Along with tea and coffee plantations, this national park is the main centre of attraction of Munnar.

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