Rajamalai National Park


Rajamalai is a tiny hill station located inside Eravikulam National Park. It is located at a distance of 16 Kms from Munnar. The park extends to Tamil Nadu where it is known as Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary. The national park is spread across an area of 97sq km and is a protected area. Tourists are only allowed in one of the three areas that the park is divided into. The different areas include: the core area, the buffer area and the tourism area. The park was originally established to protect the Nilgiri Tahr.

Nearly half the world's population of this rare species is found in area. Other faunal species found in the park are elephant Gaur, Giant Squirrel, Leopard, Lion-Tailed Macaque, Tiger, and Sambar. All modes of transport stops at the base of the Eravikulam peak and from there a 2 km walk will lead to the mountain peak with viewpoint which offers panoramic view of the Anamudi Peak and other peaks of the Western Ghats.