Distance : 12 Km
Direction : Coimbatore
Eravikulam National Park - Rajamalay - the second prominent National Park in Kerala, is situated at 12 K m away from Munnar on the way to Marayoor. The park which covers an area of 97 sq-km of rolling grass land and rocky peaks, is breathtakingly beautiful and akin to the Alps. Anaimudi being the highest peak in South India (8850 ft.) The whole park is composed of mounts, beautiful meadows and valleys. The park is originally meant to protect one of the rare species, Nilgiri Tahr. As per world report only 2000 Tahrs are alive on the earth in which 1000 Tahrs in this park. The local name for the Tahr is "Varai aadu"
Another attraction of this park is Neelakurinji, one of the rarest flower on the earth known for its beauty and medicine importance. The Neelakurinji bloom only once in 12 years. The flowering season lasts for about one month. The whole area baths in the violet of the Kurinji flowers during this season. The Eravikulam National Park is of great ecological importance due to its very rich bio-diversity.
Entrance Fees - Rs.10.00/- for Indians, Rs.50.00/- for those from abroad.