Walk over Forest - Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Munnar R...

Walk over Forest

Review of Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Munnar

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Rank 15
Ranked 15 of 64,
in Munnar
Average Rating
5.7 / 7 1
65 Ratings & 54 Reviews

What travellers are saying about Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary

Experience scale
  • Excellent 23
  • Very Good 15
  • Good 6
  • Average 6
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 4
  • Terrible 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

54 traveller reviews for Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary

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Mohandas Muthalpuredeth

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  • Mohandas Muthalpuredeth
  • 78 photos
  • 17 Reviews
  •  354 helpful votes
  •  240901 readers

"Walk over Forest"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 6, 2016
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
  •  1245 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
  •  1855 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
  • Lives in Patiala
  • 8 Reviews
  •  1693 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
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  2703 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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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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