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Wildlife in India

Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

Area : 97 sq. km

Location : 17 km from Munnar, Kerala

Unique Attractions : Nilgiri Tahr, Atlas Moth

Established : Declared a National Park in 1978

Description

Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is a sanctuary set up for the preservation of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr.

The main inhabitant of the park is Nilgiri Tahr. Now the park has the largest known population of Tahrs existing in the world. The park also shelters Atlas Moth, Elephants, Sambhars, Gaurs, Lion-tailed Macaque, Nilgiri, Langur, Tigers and Leopards.

Spread across an area of 97 sq. kms, the park exhibits the breathtaking natural splendor of rolling grasslands and exotic flowers. Anamudi, the highest peak south of Himalayas, towers over the sanctuary in majestic pride. The Atlas Moth, largest of its kind in the world, is a unique possession of the park.

Access

Air: The nearest airport is at Kochi, 135 km.

Rail: Nearest railway station is located at Aluva, 115 km.

 

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