Anamudi Shola National Park

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Timings : 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Time Required : 3-4 hours

Entry Fee : For Indians: Adults - INR 90 ; Children (age 5-12) - INR 65
For Foreigners: Adults and Kids - INR 360

Contact Details : Chief Conservator of Forests, Trivandrum, Kerala
Office: 04712322217
Fax: 04712322217

Wildlife Warden Munnar, Idukki, Kerala
Office: 4865231587
Mobile: 9447979093

Foreign nationals must dial +91 first and then dial the number.

Best Time to Visit : October to March

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Anamudi Shola National Park, Idukki Overview

Located in the Idukki district, along the western ghats of Kerala is Anamudi Shola National Park, a remarkable national reserve spread over 7.5 km square. You can plan a trek in the establishment to check out various attractions within the park. Thoovanam waterfall, Chinnar River and the adjacent waterfall, and Pambar river to name a few.

The park has been nominated for the status of World Heritage Site under UNESCO's World Heritage Programme. In 2003 it was declared as a National Park as a part of the Annamalai sub-cluster. It is being managed by Munnar Wildlife Division and Kerala Wildlife and Forest department since then.

Anamudi Shola National Park
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Flora and Fauna at Anamudi Shola National Park

The west coast tropical evergreen is the dominant flora that covers the major forest area. As you go to the higher altitude areas, you will find more of the southern hilltop tropical vegetation. In addition to the unique biodiversity and climate of the park, it also has one of the largest shola forest ecosystems in India. The park also houses over 60 species of trees, 38 species of climbers and 175 species of herbs and shrubs. 

Trimeresurus macrolepis
Trimeresurus macrolepis

You can easily spot leopards, civet cats, wolves, Indian Bison, wild boars, elephants, tigers, Panther, sloth bear, flying squirrels, jungle cat, wild dogs, and more. It's not only about animals. In addition to that, you can also enjoy a wide range of rare birds (more than 76), over 200 species of moths, 100 species of butterflies, and even reptiles.

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