Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Munnar
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Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary

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About Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Summer: 8.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Winter: 8.00 AM - 7.00 PM

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.

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What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

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  • Very Good 15
  • Good 6
  • Average 6
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 4
  • Terrible 0
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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  • Camera/Video allowed
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50 traveller reviews for Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary

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Bishwajeet

  • Tourist
  • Bishwajeet
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  18 readers

"Beautiful Wildlife scenery" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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.
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Nitin Ghore

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  • Nitin Ghore
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1333 readers

"Well maintained national park"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was brilliantly maintained national park, rarest rare species of plants as well as wild animals and superb atmosphere. Nice jungle safari, lush greenery around, this place definitely does not fail to rejuvenate you and recommended.
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Neha Ghodke

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  • Neha Ghodke
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  737 readers

"Very good experience"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
This is the ebst sanctuary I have ever been to, all the rarest rare plants as well as animals are seen. This place is well maintained, full credit to the management and definitely recommended.
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Ghanshyam Patel

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  • Ghanshyam Patel
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  940 readers

"We really had nice time"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It was nice time to visit this beautiful place, superbly maintained sanctuary, feels very natural. All the rare animal species and plants, it's really the heaven on the earth and the lush greenery around will give you amazing peace. Definitely suggested.
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Parag Hosekar

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  • Parag Hosekar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  903 readers

"Peace and joy"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It was great visiting this natural habitat for rare species. Well maintained sanctuary, with natural touch, the lush 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.
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Dileep

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  • Dileep
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 6 Reviews
  •  429 readers

"Just a Deer, more landscapes to snap"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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.
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Tony Basil

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  • Tony Basil
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  118 readers

"Rajamalai, famous for endangered Wild Goat"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Sep 15, 2015
Rajamalai, famous for the endangered Wild Goat. Nilgiri Tahr is an amazing place to see. The breathtaking view and close proximity of the rare species is an unforgettable experience.
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Akshath Kunjathaya

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  • Akshath Kunjathaya
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 7 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  7502 readers

"Ultimate place with wildlife"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 14, 2015
This is an awesome place in Munnar. It will be bit tiring to go to top of this, but once you reach top, you will forget everything. It will be misty and drizzling always.
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Shakila Begum

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  • Shakila Begum
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1672 readers

"Breathtaking view"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 28, 2015
No private vehicles are allowed. You can go only by the buses provided by the government. The journey through winding hills is beautiful especially when the it gets cloudy.
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Kapil Kalantri

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  • Kapil Kalantri
  • Lives in Pune
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2206 readers

"Nice place with tea gardens"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 27, 2015
Nice place with tea gardens bus service from government is really nice. Walk to top is very nice with amazing view of mountains. We could see some wild animals also.
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