A Comprehensive Travel Guide To Eravikulam National Park!

Written By

Gopika VC

Eravikulam National Park, also known as Rajamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, was established in 1978 as one of the first national parks in Kerala.  

This location is renowned for the rare Nilgiri Tahrs and other native animal species. Eravikulam National Park is one of Kerala's most attractive national parks. 

Eravikulam National Park is the first national park in Kerala, . It is situated along the top of the South Western Ghats in the Kannan Devan Hills of the Idukki district. 


Kerala has an equatorial climate with a wet maritime climate and heavy rains all year long. Because of this, Eravikulam National Park has all kinds of weather all year long. 

Climatic Conditions

Nilgiri Tahr and Neelakurinji grasslands make Kurinji Trail a great trekking path. Beautiful plants and fauna make this three-hour journey scenic.

Top Attractions

Kurinji Trail

Lakkom Waterfalls is one of the most popular sites in Kerala's Eravikulam National Park. This waterfall's stunning cascade originates from the east-flowing Pambar River.

Lakkom Waterfalls

The one-hour Cascade Walk covers the beautiful Lakkom Waterfalls. One may hike at their leisure in the mornings and evenings.

Cascade Walk

With a height of 2,695 meters above sea level, Anaimudi Peak, also known as Kerala's pride, is one of the highest peaks.


Rajamalai is one of the prominent tourist destinations near Eravikulam National Park. It is very popular because the famous Nilgiri Tahr can be spotted there.


Due to the favorable weather, the Eravikulam National Park is best visited from September to October and April to May. 

Best Time To Visit