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“Highly over rated - wastage of time”

Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Highly over rated - wastage of time”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

The road leading to the national park was scenic on account of the view of tea gardens. However there was nothing to see in the national park as such. All that we could spot after climbing to a very high spot (needless to say we were drenched in sweat and panting) was a goat! I would advice you not to visit this place and concentrate on other beautiful places in Munnar. However in case you are visiting here, don't forget to buy honey from withing the park. It is not available outside.

Visited January 2013
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“Drive is a great experience...not the park”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

There are no animals to see except goat after an hour of waiting in the Q. However the drive is very good and exciting. The view from top of mountain is also very scenic.

Visited January 2013
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“Ok.. Not great”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Nothing much to write about. a climb to the mountain to see a bunch of uninteresting goats was something I could not comprehend.. the sights from above r wonderful though

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“The best place to see Nilgais”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

The highlight of the stay at Munnar, Eravikulam National Park is a must visit destination. The huge lines and waiting at the base perfectly illustrates why its such a popular destination for anyone visiting Munnar. We got to see a lot of Nilgais during the trek once the bus dropped us at the camp. Do visit.

Visited January 2013
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Munnar, India
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“Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Rajamala Located from 12 away from on the way chinnar. One of the main attractions in and around Munnar is the Eravikulam National Park; this park is famous for its endangered inhabitant - the Nilgiri Tahr. Spread over an area of 97 sq. km., this park is also home to several species of rare butterflies, animals and birds. A great place for trekking, the park offers a magnificent view of the tea plantations and also the rolling hills caressed by blankets of mists. The park becomes a hot destination when the hill slopes here get covered in a carpet of blue, resulting from the flowering of Neelakurinji. It is a plant endemic to this part of the Western Ghats which blooms once in twelve years. The last time it bloomed was in 2006.

Anaimudi being the highest peak in South India (8850 ft.) The whole park is composed of mounts, beautiful meadows and valleys. The park is originally meant to protect one of the rare species, Nilgiri Tahr. As per world report only 2000 Tahrs are alive on the earth in which 1000 Tahrs in this park. The local name for the Tahr is "Varai aadu". Another attraction of this park is Neelakurinji, one of the rarest flower on the earth known for its beauty and medicine importance. The Neelakurinji bloom only once in 12 years. The flowering season lasts for about one month. The whole area baths in the violet of the Kurinji flowers during this season. The Eravikulam National Park is of great ecological importance due to its very rich bio-diversity.

Visited May 2012
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