Munnar with its picturesque landscape, cool climate,tranquillity of nature and its strategic location and proximity to Thekkady made it a much sought after destination of nature visitors across the world. The visitors mostly prefer various wilderness areas in Munnar . Munnar Wildlife Division is headed by The Wildlife Warden with Head Quarters at Munnar.
Eravikulam National Park

The most sought after destination in Munnar is the Eravikulam National Park, the first of its kind in Kerala, where the endangered Nilgiri Thar is protected. Spread over 97 sq. km., this park holds the largest viable population of Tahr, several other species of rare animals, birds and butterflies. The park offers a magnificent view of the tea plantations and also of the rolling hills caressed by blankets of mist. The park becomes a hot destination when the hill slopes get covered in a carpet of blue, resulting from the flowering of Neelakurinji.

Eco Tourism Programmes    

Guidelines

How to reach
The park is accessible from Kochi (Kerala) and Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) Airports, which are located at about 148 km and 175 km respectively. Munnar, the nearest town (13 km) is well connected by roads from Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

The nearest Railway Station in Kerala is Alwaye (120 km) and Coimbatore (160 km) in Tamil Nadu.

The motorable roads inside the park includes the one that passes through the southern extremity, inside the tourism and awareness zone (Rajamala) to the Rajamala tea estate and the one in the Lakkom Muthuvakudy in the southern boundary which is connected to Lakkom in the Munnar – Udumalpet road by a road that passes through the tea estate owned by KDHP Company.

All other movements inside the park are on foot along trails and footpaths.

Entry time: 8:00 am – 2.00 pm
Entry Fee
Indian Adults – 200/-
Foreign Nationals – 500/-
Ordinary Camera –50 /-
Video Camera – 350/-
Reservation fee Rs 50/- (Reservation counter 9 am – 3 pm at Information centre, Munnar)

Closure Period
Eravikulam National Park : February to March

Dos & DON’TS
1.    This National Park is declared for the protection & conservation of the Nilgiri Tahr; which is an endangered species.
2.    While on safari, sighting of wildlife is absolutely based on chance; not certain.
3.    Carrying of food and beverage items into the Park is prohibited.
4.    Do not litter the park; leave your foot prints only.
5.    Smoking, consumption of alcohol and other contrabands inside the Park is prohibited.
6.    Feeding, teasing, disturbing wild animals is strictly prohibited.
7.    While inside the Park, do not keep pet animals, firearms, traps, poisonous or any other substance which is injurious to the wildlife.
8.    Please take care to limit your presence in the designated areas only while inside the Park.
9.    Illegal entry, use of unauthorized space, unauthorized trekking and picnicking is punishable.
10.    Do not play music, honk or speak loudly. Silence can help you hear wildlife
11.    Do not carry plastic materials inside the park as the Park is a Plastic free zone.

Breaching any of the above don’ts or any other lawful directions of the Park management through the staff on duty will be fined suitably and/ penalised as per the provisions contained in the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 or as deemed fit.

         

 

TREKKING

SL NO CATEGORY RATE NATIONAL PARK/ WILDLIFE SANCTUARY CHECK IN PLACE DURATION ATTARACTION
1 INDIAN 1000 ERAVIKULAM NATIONAL PARK ERAVIKULAM NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE                                 ( TAHR TREKKING) 2 hrs TAHR SIGHTING, WATER FALLS
FOREIGNERS 1500 WILDLIFE SIGHTING etc

www.eravikulam.org 

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

The sanctuary is located in the rain shadow region of Western Ghats and represents a large number of plants and animals unique to the dry thorny forest vegetation. It is a well known repository of medicinal plants and supports a healthy population of Grizzled Giant Squirrel, Star tortoise, Tufted Grey Langur, various birds, Yellow throated bulbul and insects like Tarantula. Albizia lathamii, a critically endangered tree species has been reported from the dry forests of Chinnar. The presence famous ‘white bison of Manjampatti’ is another significance of Chinnar.

Eco-Tourism in Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

 Camping 

 

Safari

 

 

Trekking Programmes (Hiking)

SL NO CATEGORY RATE NATIONAL PARK/ WILDLIFE SANCTUARY CHECK IN PLACE DURATION ATTARACTION
             
             
1 INDIAN 300 CHINNAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY ALAMPETTY INFORMATION CENTER 2 & 3 hrs THOOVANAM WATER FALLS
FOREIGNERS 700 ROCK PAINTING, etc
             
2 INDIAN 300 CHINNAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY CHINNAR FOREST CHECK POST, INFORMATION CENTER 3 hrs RIVER SIDE, WATCH TOWER
FOREIGNERS 700 WILDLIFE SIGHTING , etc
             
3 INDIAN 700 CHINNAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY CHINNAR FOREST CHECK POST, INFORMATION CENTER 6hrs RIVER SIDE, WATCH TOWER
FOREIGNERS 1500 WILDLIFE SIGHTING , HARD TREKKING, etc
             
4 INDIAN 250 CHINNAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY CHINNAR FOREST CHECK POST, INFORMATION CENTER 3 hrs RIVER SIDE, WATCH TOWER
FOREIGNERS 600 WILDLIFE SIGHTING  , SHORT TREKKING etc


44 km from Munnar to Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary 

www.chinnar.org

Shola National Parks

Shola forests are found in the higher altitude hill regions of the Nilgiris, Kanyakumari district, the Western Ghats and associated ranges in the states of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Although generally said to occur above 2000 meters above sea level, shola forests can be found at 1600 meters elevation in many hill ranges (e.g. Biligiriranga Hills). The origin of the shola forest and grassland complex has been the subject of scientific debate. Some early researchers suggested that the floristic composition represents a stable final state or climax vegetation.

Eco- Tourism In Shola National Parks

 Camping 

 

Trekking Programmes (Hiking)

TREKKNING FEES
SL NO CATEGORY RATE NATIONAL PARK/ WILDLIFE SANCTUARY CHECK IN PLACE DURATION ATTARACTION
             
1 INDIAN 400 PAMPADUM SHOLA NATIONAL PARK PAMPADUMSHOLA NATIONAL PARK FOREST CHECK  POST 2 hrs SHOLA FOREST
FOREIGNERS 750 WILDLIFE SIGHTING etc
             
2 INDIAN 400 MATHIKETTAN SHOLA NATIONAL PARK PETHOTTY, INFORMATION CENTER 5 hrs SHOLA FOREST,GRASS LAND
FOREIGNERS 750 WILDLIFE SIGHTING


36 km from Munnar to Pambadum Shola  National Park

29 km from Munnar to Anamudi Shola  National Park

41 km from Munnar to Mathikettan Shola  National Park

www.sholaforests.org

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Whats New
Research & Monitoring
  1. Diversity studies on bats was conducted in Munnar Wildlife Division in the month of April 2019, and the result was
  • 10 species from Eravikulam National Park (ENP).
  • 6 species from Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS)
  • 8 species from Anamudi Shola National Park (ASNP)
  • 8 species from Pambadum Shola National Park (PSNP).
  • 14 species from Mathikettan Shola National Park (MSNP).
  1. Floral survey of Angiosperms was conducted at Anamudi Shola National Park (ASNP), Pambadum Shola National Park (PSNP) and Mathikettan Shola National Park (MSNP) in the month of June 2019. The result was
  • ASNP- 374 species.
  • PSNP- 336 species.
  • MSNP- 300 species.
  1. Floral survey of Pteridophytes was conducted at Anamudi Shola National Park (ASNP), Pambadum Shola National Park (PSNP) and Mathikettan Shola National Park (MSNP) in the month of June 2019. The result was
  • ASNP- 16 species.
  • PSNP-16 species.
  • MSNP- 24 species

 

  1. Bird survey was conducted at Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary,Anamudi Shola National Park (ASNP), Pambadum Shola National Park (PSNP), Mathikettan Shola National Park (MSNP)and Krinjimala Sanctuary (KMS)in the month of December 2018. The result was
  • ENP- 194 species.
  • CWS- 192 species
  • PSNP- 93 species.
  • ASNP- 101 species.
  • MSNP- 99 species.
  • KMS- 70 species
  1. Odonates survey was conducted at Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Anamudi Shola National Park (ASNP), Pambadum Shola National Park (PSNP), Mathikettan Shola National Park (MSNP)and Krinjimala Sanctuary (KMS) in the month of December 2018. The result was
  • ENP- 6 species.
  • CWS- 24 species.
  • PSNP- 14 species
  • ASNP- 10 species.
  • MSNP- 18 species.
  • KMS- 7 species.
  1. Butterfly survey was conducted at Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Anamudi Shola National Park (ASNP), Pambadum Shola National Park (PSNP), Mathikettan Shola National Park (MSNP)and Krinjimala Sanctuary (KMS) in the month of December 2018. The result was
  • ENP- 87 species.
  • CWS- 154 species.
  • PSNP- 54 species.
  • ASNP- 62 species.
  • MSNP- 67 species.
  • KMS- 43 species.
  1. The Camera trap study for the terrestrial mammals in Eravikulam National Park, namely, “Phase V- Estimating the species richness and distribution of terrestrial mammals in the Eravikulam National Park”.

 

  1. The camera trap study for the terrestrial mammals in Shola National Parks, namely, “Estimation of species richness and terrestrial distribution of major mammalian fauna in three Protected Areas of Shola National Parks” was completed in the month of July 2019.
Contact

Address for communication

The Wildlife Warden Munnar PO, Idukki Dist. Kerala, India. PIN:685 612 Tel: 91-4865-231587 E-mail: [email protected]

For enquiries and reservations

Forest Information Centre Wildlife Warden’s Office, Munnar PO, Idukki Dist. Kerala, India. PIN:685 612 Tel: 91-4865-231587 Mob. 91 8301024187, 91 8547603199
E-mail: [email protected]

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