Located along the Western Ghats in the Idukki district of Kerala is Rajamalai National Park or Eravikulam National Park - the first national park in of the southern state of Kerala. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park is considered perhaps the most sought after destination in Munnar. Stretching over 97 sq. km, the park is where the endangered NilgiriThar is protected and where several species of animals birds and butterflies are found.
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park has the largest viable population of Tahr and it is a pure treat for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts at the same time. Being here gives visitors a chance to gaze at the splendid view of the tea plantations and the rolling hills covered by mist. Further, the flowering of Neelakurinji makes the hills slope get enveloped in a blanket of blue making the park look truly stunning.
A visit to the Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park means you get to see the biodiversity of shola-grassland ecosystem located at high elevation. The core area of the park is home to the highest peak south of Himalayas, i.e. Anamudi at 2606 m. While the slopes of the hills are rich in variety of rare flora, including orchids and wild balsams, visitors can expect to see the fauna as varied as tiger, leopard, Indian bison, Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Langur, etc.