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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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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  • Camera/Video allowed
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53 traveller reviews for Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary

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Mohandas Muthalpuredeth

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  • Mohandas Muthalpuredeth
  • 81 photos
  • 17 Reviews
  •  347 helpful votes
  •  231530 readers

"Walk over Forest"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
We the team of 7 member visited the Eravikulam National park alias Rajamalai Wildlife 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 a great attraction. We saw the goats which are very friendly also. No any other wild animals or birds there. No entry into 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 Mulla

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  • Akbar Mulla
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 photo
  • 1 Review
  •  342 readers

"Chill climate with beautiful views"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 17, 2016
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 nearby views are beautiful.
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Vijay Kumar

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  • Vijay Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  528 readers

"One of the tourist attractions in Munnar"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 25, 2016
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 most when we visited in November and everywhere greenery.
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Bishwajeet

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  • Bishwajeet
  • Lives in Patiala
  • 8 Reviews
  •  722 readers

"Beautiful Wildlife scenery"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jan 23, 2016
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
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1790 readers

"Well maintained national park"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 30, 2015
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
  •  1241 readers

"Very good experience"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 29, 2015
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
  •  1347 readers

"We really had nice time"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 22, 2015
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
  •  1486 readers

"Peace and joy"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 20, 2015
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
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1697 readers

"Just a Deer, more landscapes to snap"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 5, 2015
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
  •  496 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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