Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is a sanctuary set up for the preservation
of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr.
sanctuary stands out for the stark beauty of its rolling grasslands and
sholas, spread over 97 sq. kms of unblemished natural splendour.
Anamudi, the highest peak south of Himalayas, towers over the sanctuary
in majestic pride.
The slopes of the hills abound in all kinds of rare flora and fauna. The
Atlas Moth, largest of its kind in the world, is a unique possession of
The sanctuary was declared as a National Park in 1978. The park is
breathtakingly beautiful and is easily comparable to the best mountain
ranges found anywhere in the world.
How To Get There
The Nearest airport is at Kochi, 135
Nearest railway station is located
at Aluva, 115 kms.
97 sq. Kms
17 Kms From Munnar, Kerala
Nilgiri Tahr, Atlas Moth
The main inhabitant of the park
is Nilgiri Tahr. Now the park has the largest known population of Tahrs
existing in the world.
The park also shelters Atlas Moth, Elephants, Sambhars, Gaurs,
Lion-tailed Macaque, Nilgiri Langur, Tigers and Leopards.
Flora and Fauna of the Sanctuary
Floral Cosmos of the Sanctuary
The predominant plant kingdom you will see in this region are the tropical
evergreen forests, shrub lands and prairies. Various kinds of shrubs and
bushes and Sholas are main attraction here in floral kingdom. The deeper
valleys of the area are extremely thickly wooded. An antibacterial herb of
Eupatorium glandulosum can be easily seen here. The shrubs are located in
the base of crags and rocky terrains.
The Animal Cosmos
Have fun spotting Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Langur, Lion-tailed Macaque, Asian
Elephant, Gaur (Indian Bison), Tiger, Leopard, Wild Dog (Dhole), Rusty
Spotted Cat, Small Indian Civet, Striped-necked Mongoose, Brown Mongoose,
Clawless Otter, Common Otter, Large Brown Flying Squirrel, Grizzled Giant
Squirrel, Mouse Deer, Sambar and Barking Deer in the Park.
The Bird Cosmos
Black Eagle, Crested Goshawk, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Black Baza, Mountain
Hawk Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Pallid Harrier,
Spot-bellied Eagle Owl, Grey Junglefowl, Painted Bush Quail, Red Spurfowl,
Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Alpine Swift, Malabar Trogon,
Malabar Parakeet, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, Mountain
Imperial Pigeon, Spangled Drongo, Malabar Whistling Thrush, Malabar Lark,
Nilgiri Pipit, Rufous Babbler, Grey-breasted Laughingthrush, White-bellied
Shortwing, Hill Myna, Black Bulbul, Black-and-orange Flycatcher, Nilgiri
Flycatcher and Little Spiderhunter will keep you enteratined humming some
mysteries in your ears during your trip to the Park. More than 200 species
of birds seek refuge in the sanctuary.
The Reptile and Amphibian Cosmos
You will mark four species of lizards like monitor lizard, four species of
snakes including the poisonous and non poisonous ones and five species of
Visit the sanctuary once and experience the charismatic work of nature.