Eravikulam National Park
The Eravikulam National park arranged at Munnar, Idukki locale of Kerala, is notable for the jeopardized mountain goat of the South. The national park spreads over 97sqkm of the region with rich bio-assorted variety. The meadows of the asylum are honored with the mass blooming Neelakurunji which blossoms on each 12 consistently. The secured zone is partitioned into three districts the travel industry region, central region, and the support region. Guests are permitted uniquely up to Rajamalai which goes under the vacationer territory.
The slant is wealthy in a wide range of uncommon greenery. Twenty-six types of well-evolved creatures incorporate elephants, panthers, tigers, gaurs, brilliant Jackels, sambars and so on. The Atlas moth, the bulkiest of its sort, is a one of a kind occupant in the meadow. The lion-followed macaques, Nilgiri Langur and so on are other uncommon species found here. The asylum likewise observers around 132 types of winged animals and 101 types of butterflies.
In 1975 Eravikulam was proclaimed as an untamed life asylum and afterward, in 1978 it was given the status of a National park. The fundamental intention behind this was to secure the uncommon Nilgiri Tahr and Hemitragus Hylocrious, which are basic here. Be that as it may, presently the recreation center is home to various secured types of verdure.
Eravikulam National Park is isolated into three zones – the center zone, the cushion territory, and the travel industry region. In which, the Rajamalai is known to be the travel industry zone of the recreation center. Here, the voyagers are permitted to travel profoundly into the woods to investigate the shrouded excellence of nature around. Private vehicles are not permitted inside. Just hardly any scaled-down transports are worked inside so as to control nature contamination. The outings are sorted out by the woods office.
Eravikulam National Park Access
Road: Eravikulam is almost 15 Km north of Munnar and can become from Kochi (135 Km) and Kottayam (148 Km) by Road.
Rail: The closest railroad station in Kerala is Aluva (120 Km from Munnar) and Coimbatore (165 Km) in Tamil Nadu.
Air: The Park is open from Cochin (Kerala) and Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) air terminals, which are situated at around 148 Km and 175 Km separately.
The Park gets overwhelming showers during the southwest (June/July) and withdrawing (October/November) Monsoons and is one of the wettest territories of the World. April and May are the most sizzling months. The event of ice is very basic throughout the winter (December to February)
The landscape is undulating with grass, hillocks, and sholas. Moreover, the most elevated pinnacle south of the Himalayas – The Anamudi, which is 2695 meters in stature is arranged on the southern side of the Park.
The significant piece of the recreation center is secured with moving fields, however, a few patches of shola woodlands are additionally found in the upper piece of the valley. Significant verdure incorporates Actinodaphne bourdilloni, Microtropis ramiflora, Pittosporum tetraspermium, Sysygium aronottianum, Chrysopogon Zelanieus, Eupatorium adenophorum, Strobilanthus Kunthianus (Neela Kurinji), Eulalia phaeothrix, Tripogen bromodes, Arundinella fuscata, Cyanotis Species and so on.
The shola prairies are especially wealthy in resins and orchids including the since quite a while ago idea wiped out assortment Brachycorythis wightii .
Untamed life Population
29 Species of well-evolved creatures are found here of which 5 are endemic toward the Western Ghats. The Nilgiri Tahr, Gaur, Sloth Bear, Nilgiri Langur, Tiger, Leopard, Giant Squirrel, and wild pooch are normal. A large portion of the total populace of the imperiled Nilgiri Tahr lives here. Jaguars are generally located in the open meadows while Civet felines and Jungle felines live in the Sholas.
140 types of fowls of which 10 are interesting toward the Western Ghats.
The Atlas moth, the biggest of its sort on the planet is found right now. In excess of 100 assortments of butterflies have been recorded here. Other than 20 types of creatures of land and water are likewise observed.
Eravikulam National Park Ecotourism
Trekking and different exercises at Eravikulam National Park are constrained to the travel industry zone that is receptive by vehicle and is a high height rough incline. The perspective on the valley from here is astonishing and offers a delightful outing for trekkers. A decent distraction is the Lakhom Falls trail including a one day trek from the water tumble to Pakkumarathery where trekkers can examine the Anamudi Peak and settle on a medium-term remain at the log house.