Thursday, February 28, 2008

Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

» Location : 17 Kms From Munnar, Kerala
» Unique Attractions :Nilgiri Tahr, Atlas Moth
» Area :97 sq. Kms
» Declared Sanctuary in :1978

Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is a sanctuary set up for the preservation of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr.Eravikulam Wildlife 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 park.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.

Wild Population of Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
How to Get There

Air : The Nearest airport is at Kochi, 135 kms.

Rail : Nearest railway station is located at Aluva, 115 kms.

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