Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:52 am Post subject: Eravikulam National Park in Munnar
Munnar is one of the most famous hill stations in Kerala. Munnar holidays are famous among nature lovers and offer a lot of interesting things for the tourists.
One of the famous tourist places in Munnar is the Eravikulam National Park. It is located in the Idukki district and lies on the borders of Kerala and Tamilnadu. It was established to preserve the Nilgiri Tahr, which is a rare species of wild goats. The Nilgiri Tahr is only found in the south of the Himalayas. There are also a number of shola forests and grasses in the park.
According to history, this region was owned by Rajamalai and Eravikulam during the British rule. It was then passed on to Kannan Devan Hills for tea plantation. It was later declared as a sanctuary in 1975 and upgraded as a national park in 1978. The famous animals that are spotted here are elephant, Nilgiri Langur, Nilgiri Marten, small clawed otter, tigers, leopards and Nilgiri wood pigeon.
Anamudi is a famous trekking place and has enough facilities arranged for the tourists. Anamudi peak is the pride of the Eravikulam National Park and is situated in its interior. The national park is at a peak of 2695 m. The hill houses a number of endangered animals and various kinds of flora and fauna thus making it a very interesting place for animal lovers. The dense forests in the Anamudi peak make it a natural habitat for many animals. The animals found here are Nilgiri languars, leopards, tigers and macaques.
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