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Eravikulam

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Eravikulam National Park is located in Idukki District of Kerala, India, along the Western Ghats. It is home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr.

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The park with an area of 97km² is being considered for world heritage status.

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The maximum temperature is 27 degree celcius while the lowest is 17 degree celcius. It is watered heavily by the South West monsoons.

Flora and fauna[edit]

Twenty six species of mammals have been recorded in the park including the largest surviving population of Nilgiri Tahr, estimated at about 750 in number. The other ungulates are Gaur, Indian Muntjac and Sambar Deer. Golden Jackal, Jungle Cat, Wild dog, Dhole, leopard and tiger are the main predators. Some little known animals such as Nilgiri langur, Stripe-necked Mongoose, Indian Porcupine, Nilgiri Marten, small clawed otter, Ruddy Mongoose and elephants. 132 species of birds which include endemics like Black-and-orange Flycatcher, Nilgiri Pipit, Nilgiri Wood Pigeon,Yellow-Throated Marten, White Bellied Shortwing, Nilgiri Verditer Flycatcher and Kerala Laughingthrush.

Endemic butterflies confined to the shola-grass land ecosystem like the Red Disk Bushbrown and Palni Fourwing are among the 101 species in the park.

19 species of amphibians have been recorded in the park.

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Climate[edit]

Three major types of plant communities are found in the Park - grasslands, shrublands and forests

Get in[edit]

The department of Forests and Wildlife operates minbuses for ecological reasons. It is 13kms from Munnar. The nearest Railway station is Alwaye(120 kms).

Fees/Permits[edit]

INR 35 for Indians and INR 200 for foreigners.

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The expansive wildlife, Kurinji bloom and the scenic forests.

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