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Eravikulam National Park in Munnar

Eravikulam National Park

The Eravikulam National Park is located along the Western Ghats and is governed by the Kerala Department of Forests and Wildlife, Munnar Wildlife Division. The highest peak in India, South of Himalayas is inside this park. Numerous perennial streams criss-cross the park and merge to form tributaries of the Periyar river in the west and of the Cauvery river in the east.
             This spot has the largest surviving population of Nilgiri tahr and has twenty six species of mammals and 132 species of birds. Before 1971, the area was managed by the Kannan Devan Hills Produce Company and became a National Park in 1978. Trekking, bird watching and nature walks are the possible activities around here.
              Eravikulam is 15kms north of Munnar and is accessible from Kochi and Kottayam by road. The nearest railway station is in Aluva, 120kms from Munnar while the proximal airport is in Kochi, located at approximately 148kms. The closure period of the park is from February-March.