Eravikulam National Park located at an altitude of 2698 m above sea level is the natural abode for wild mountain goat namely “Niligiri Tahr” which is fast becoming extinct. The rugged mountain terrain of Eravikulam National Park provides a natural habitat to these endangered mountain goats. According to recent survey, Eravikulam National Park now has less than 1000 goats of this kind. It has twenty six species of mammals such as Jackal, Leopard, Wild dog and Sambar Deer; 132 species of birds ,19 of amphibians and exotic butterflies. Only Forest Department min-buses go inside the park and visitors have to buy a nominally priced ticket to get into it. Whole ride qould take 1-2 hours depending upon the amount of time you spend inside the park. There is plenty of parking space available near the main gate.
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