Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary


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Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary Overview

Ranked 15 of 63 sightseeing in Munnar

Rajamalai National Park is a must-visit at Munnar. Eravikulam (Rajamalai) National Park is situated in Devikulam of Munnar. It is situated about 15 km away from Munnar town at a base elevation of about 2000 m above sea level.

In its earlier days, Eravikulam National Park was managed by the former Kannan Devan Hills Produce Company. It was acquired by the Government of Kerala in 1971 and gave it the title of Wildlife Sanctuary in 1975. It was declared a National Park in 1978.

Eravikulam National Park consists of patches of Shola forests which are interspersed with rolling grasslands on a sprawling 97 sq km. It has the largest untouched patch of Shola – grassland mosaic when compared to other Shola-grassland vegetation in the Western Ghats.  Eravikulam National Park also abode Anamudi, is the highest peak (2690 m) in the peninsular India.

The park has three sections – Core Area, Buffer Area and Tourism Area.  Visitors to the National Park have access only to the Tourism Area which comes under Rajamalai region. This area has trekking facilities as well.

Eravikulam (Rajamalai) National Park is the natural habitat of highly endangered species of mountain goats called Nilgiri Tahr or Nilgiri Ibex (Hemitragus hylocrius). Tourists visiting Eravikulam (Rajamalai) National Park can find small herds of Nilgiri Tahr grazing along the grasslands. Nilakurinji plants, rare species limited to the hill ranges of Munnar, can be found along the hill sides of this national park.

Eravikulam National Park is also home to species like Nilgiri marten, ruddy mongoose, small clawed otter, dusky striped squirrel, atlas moth, elephants, sambar, gaur, lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri langur, etc.  Visitors are not allowed in to Eravikulam (Rajamalai) National Park during monsoon.

What travellers are saying about Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary

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  • Best Time: During DayBest Time: During Day
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: 2-3hrs
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Operating hours

8:00 AM -7:00 PM
8:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Review and Ratings

Himanshi sharma5.0/5

1 review

Rajamai trekking and sight seeing

Well this was my first trip to kerela....The trip was indeed a memorable one....with a lot of sight seeing and trekking.The view from the highest peak is mesmerizing and gave us chill down our spines.The place is the best destination for nature lovers.

Mohandas Muthalpuredeth5.0/5

17 reviews

Walk over Forest

We 7 member team visited the Eravikulam National park alias Rajmalai wild life sanctuary on 13th April 2016. The entry fee Rs.90/- per Adult booked through online SBT, which help us to avoid the time to be spent on ticket Que. The personnel from Forest department deployed there are very helpful and the bus journey to the forest also very interesting. The Special species Goat is great attraction. We saw the goats which are very friendly also. No any other wild animals or birds there. No entry in to the deep forest. Surroundings are very neat because forest department taking utmost care. Very echo friendly sight seeing and photogenic surroundings attracting the tourists.

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Akbar Mulla5.0/5

1 review

Chill climate with beautiful views

We went in October and the climate was damn awesome cloudy with dew drops. There you will find Hill Goats crossing the mountains. From top the near by views are beautiful.

Vijay Kumar5.0/5

2 reviews

One of the tourist attractions in Munnar

Rajamalai wildlife sanctuary is one of the tourist attractions in munnar.we need to pay entrance charges around 50 + bucks but its worth.we really enjoyed mist when we visited in November and everywhere greenary.


8 reviews

Beautiful Wildlife scenery

I thoroughly enjoyed the place and again wish to visit such a beautiful place.This is lifetime experience.I will advise my friends and other family members to visit such a beautiful place and spend quality. time.

Nitin Ghore4.3/5

3 reviews

Well maintained national park

it was a brilliantly maintained national park..rarest rare species of plants as well as wild animals, superb atmosphere..nice jungle safari, lush greenery around..this place definitely does not fail to rejuvenate you..recommended..

Neha Ghodke4.3/5

3 reviews

Very good experience

this si the ebst sanctuary i have ever been to, all the rarest rare plants as well as animals,this place is well maintained , full credit to the management..definitely recommended..

Ghanshyam Patel4.3/5

3 reviews

We really had nice time

it was nice time to visit this beautiful place..superbly maintained sanctuary, feels very natural, all the rare animal species and plants..its really the heaven on the earth..and the lush greenery around will give you amazing peace..definitely suggested..

Parag Hosekar4.3/5

3 reviews

Peace and joy

it was great visiting this natural habitat for rarest species..well maintained sanctuary, with natural touch, the llsh greenery around everywhere adds the flavor..i totally give full marks to the authority for not ruining this place..avoid taking food or throwing empty food packets here..definitely recommended..


6 reviews

Just a Deer, more landscapes to snap

There were no animals. But was nice place to take snaps. There was no food sales out there but some t-shirts and stuff to buy. Experience driver would cruise you to the location.