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Eravikulam National Park description and photos - India: Kerala. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Eravikulam National Park.
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The South Indian state of Kerala is famous for its nature reserves, parks and simply beautiful landscapes. So, on its territory is one of the most beautiful places in the country - Eravikulam National Park, located at the foot of the Western Ghats. It covers an area of about 97 sq km. Its main part lies on an elevated plateau with an area of about 2,000 meters. And it is within the park that the highest Himalayan peak of southern India is located - Mount Anamudi (Elephant Mountain), 2695 meters high.
Eravikulam is home to a huge number of insects, 19 species of amphibians, about 26 species of mammals, including including the Nilgirian tar. It is on the territory of this park that the most numerous population of these endangered animals is registered - only about 750 individuals. Also in Eravikulam there are gauras, Indian muntjaks, sambars. Common jackals, jungle cats, wild dogs, leopards are also common. The Park is also home to such little-known animals as Indian porcupines, Nilgir kharza, Nilgiri langurs, or as they are also called trachypithecus Joni, striped mongooses, eastern (Asian) clawless otters and red mongooses. Also, sometimes elephants visit the park.
In addition to mammals, Eravikulam has become home to 132 species of birds, including the black-orange flycatcher, pipit, shrub and many others.
The park is also famous for the fact that a new species of frogs, Raorchestes resplendens, were discovered on its territory - these are bright red-orange amphibians with black spots.
Visitors to Eravikulam can sign up for special bus tours, as private vehicles are not allowed on its territory. It is also forbidden to litter and make fires in the park.
It is easily accessible from Kochi and Coimbatore. The nearest town to the park is Munnar, which is only 13 km away.
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