Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary spread over 97 located 15 km from Munnar in Idukki District. Eravikulam once a hunting reserve for the British, the place was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1975 and further accorded the status of a national park in 1978. Wildlife sanctuary is especially known for supporting a large population of the Nilgiri tahr, a mountain goat seen in parts of south India. Besides the Nilgiri tahr other important fauna are elephant, leopard, tiger, malabar civet, sambar, barking deer, nilgai, langur, phyhon etc. The birds found are imperial pigeon, grey jungle fowl etc. The best time to visit the Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is the months of September and October, when the entire area is covered with greenery and blooming flowers and which is also the best time for animal spotting. Also Eravikulam is an ideal location for trekking in Kerala, facilities are provided here and tourists are allowed to go on foot up to Anamudi.