Ecotourism activities in Munnar Wildlife Division
Eco tourism - Eravikulam National Park
Ecotourism - Shola National Parks

 Camping 

 

Trekking Programmes (Hiking)

SL NO CATEGORY RATE NATIONAL PARK CHECK IN PLACE DURATION ATTARACTION
1 INDIAN 250 PAMPADUM SHOLA NATIONAL PARK PAMPADUMSHOLA NATIONAL PARK FOREST CHECK  POST 2 hrs SHOLA FOREST
FOREIGNERS 635 WILDLIFE SIGHTING etc
2 INDIAN 330 MATHIKETTAN SHOLA NATIONAL PARK PETHOTTY, INFORMATION CENTER 5 hrs SHOLA FOREST,GRASS LAND
FOREIGNERS 635 WILDLIFE SIGHTING

 

36 km from Munnar to Pambadum Shola  National Park

29 km from Munnar to Anamudi Shola  National Park

41 km from Munnar to Mathikettan Shola  National Park

Ecotourism - Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

   Camping 

 

Safari

 

 

Trekking Programmes (Hiking)

SL NO CATEGORY RATE NATIONAL PARK/ WILDLIFE SANCTUARY CHECK IN PLACE DURATION ATTARACTION
1 INDIAN 230 CHINNAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY ALAMPETTY INFORMATION CENTER 2 & 3 hrs THOOVANAM WATER FALLS
FOREIGNERS 635 ROCK PAINTING, etc
2 INDIAN 230 CHINNAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY CHINNAR FOREST CHECK POST, INFORMATION CENTER 3 hrs RIVER SIDE, WATCH TOWER
FOREIGNERS 635 WILDLIFE SIGHTING , etc
3 INDIAN 600 CHINNAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY CHINNAR FOREST CHECK POST, INFORMATION CENTER 6hrs RIVER SIDE, WATCH TOWER
FOREIGNERS 1300 WILDLIFE SIGHTING , HARD TREKKING, etc
4 INDIAN 150 CHINNAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY CHINNAR FOREST CHECK POST, INFORMATION CENTER 1 hrs RIVER SIDE, WATCH TOWER
FOREIGNERS 535 WILDLIFE SIGHTING  , SHORT TREKKING etc

 

44 km from Munnar to Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary 

Contact

Address for communication

The Wildlife Warden Munnar PO, Idukki Dist. Kerala, India. PIN:685 612 Tel: 91-4865-231587 E-mail: [email protected]

For enquiries and reservations

Forest Information Centre Wildlife Warden’s Office, Munnar PO, Idukki Dist. Kerala, India. PIN:685 612 Tel: 91-4865-231587 Mob. 91 8301024187, 91 8547603199
E-mail: [email protected]
Nature Camps

NATURE CAMPS

Steps for applying for Nature Camps in selected sites in and around Protected Areas:i. Download Application form for Nature Camp  | മലയാളംii.  Send the filled in application forms to concerned officers

Sl No. Category of Participants By whom the application is to be submitted To whom the application is to be submitted
  1 LKG,UKG,LPS students from the State Head of the Institution Concerned DFO of the Territorial Division
  2 Other School/College students from the State Head of the Institution Concerned Wildlife Warden/Deputy Director
  3 Media Persons Secretary, Press Club PCCF(WL) & Chief Wildlife Warden
  4 Elected Members like Corporations/Municipal Councillors, Jilla/Block Panchayat Members etc Head of the Body Concerned Wildlife Warden/Deputy Director
  5 Charitable/Non-Governmental Youth Organisations Office Bearer of the Organisation PCCF(WL) & Chief Wildlife Warden

 

Half day, one day, two day and three day nature camps are being organized by the Kerala Forest Department, as per the guidelines.

Maximum number of participants for the nature camp should be limited as 40, including staff. 

The applicant will be informed of the date and time of the nature camp allotted to them by the concerned officer.

The team has to reach the site in time with necessary preparations for the camp which will include educational classes, film shows and trekking to the forests.

Download Guidelines for Nature Camps

Munnar with its picturesque landscape, cool climate,tranquillity of nature and its strategic location and proximity to Thekkady made it a much sought after destination of nature visitors across the world. The visitors mostly prefer various wilderness areas in Munnar . Munnar Wildlife Division is headed by The Wildlife Warden with Head Quarters at Munnar.
Eravikulam National Park

The most sought after destination in Munnar is the Eravikulam National Park, the first of its kind in Kerala, where the endangered Nilgiri Thar is protected. Spread over 97 sq. km., this park holds the largest viable population of Tahr, several other species of rare animals, birds and butterflies. The park offers a magnificent view of the tea plantations and also of the rolling hills caressed by blankets of mist. The park becomes a hot destination when the hill slopes get covered in a carpet of blue, resulting from the flowering of Neelakurinji.

www.eravikulam.org

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

The sanctuary is located in the rain shadow region of Western Ghats and represents a large number of plants and animals unique to the dry thorny forest vegetation. It is a well known repository of medicinal plants and supports a healthy population of Grizzled Giant Squirrel, Star tortoise, Tufted Grey Langur, various birds, Yellow throated bulbul and insects like Tarantula. Albizia lathamii, a critically endangered tree species has been reported from the dry forests of Chinnar. The presence famous ‘white bison of Manjampatti’ is another significance of Chinnar.

www.chinnar.org

Shola National Parks

Shola forests are found in the higher altitude hill regions of the Nilgiris, Kanyakumari district, the Western Ghats and associated ranges in the states of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Although generally said to occur above 2000 meters above sea level, shola forests can be found at 1600 meters elevation in many hill ranges (e.g. Biligiriranga Hills). The origin of the shola forest and grassland complex has been the subject of scientific debate. Some early researchers suggested that the floristic composition represents a stable final state or climax vegetation.

www.sholaforests.org

Anamudi Forest Development Agency

AFDA ( Anamudy Forest Development Agency )  is the apex body of all Eco development and eco tourism activities of  Munnar Wildlife division having 25 Eco development committees in 3 Ranges AFDA provides sustainable livilhood means to more than 300 families,especially ethnic people, empowering their economic and socio cultural status. Other than  providing sustainable livilhood to forest dependent communities , AFDA is engaged in outreach activities even outside its jurisdiction , thereby envisage the visions of social and ecological uplift and equality. It has spread its roots deep into environmental conservation , education, health , research , charity , social uplift , food security , job security and forest protection aspects.

Munnar Wildlife Division - Tourism Map

Munnar Wildlife Division map

Eravikulam National Park - Tourism Map

Route : Munnar —– Kannimala —– Eravikulam National Park

Pambadum Shola National Park - Tourism Map

Route : Munnar —– Mattupetty —– Kundala —– Yellappetty —– Topstation —– Pambadum Shola National Park

Anamudi Shola National Park - Tourism Map

Route 1 : Munnar —– Marayoor —– Kanthaloor —– Perumala —– Anamudi Shola National Park

Route 2 : Munnar —– Mattupetty —– Kundala —– Mannavanchola (Methap)—– Anamudi Shola National Park

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary - Tourism Map

Route : Munnar —– Marayoor —– Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Research & Monitoring
  1. Diversity studies on bats was conducted in Munnar Wildlife Division in the month of April 2019, and the result was
  • 10 species from Eravikulam National Park (ENP).
  • 6 species from Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS)
  • 8 species from Anamudi Shola National Park (ASNP)
  • 8 species from Pambadum Shola National Park (PSNP).
  • 14 species from Mathikettan Shola National Park (MSNP).

 

  1. Floral survey of Angiosperms was conducted at Anamudi Shola National Park (ASNP), Pambadum Shola National Park (PSNP) and Mathikettan Shola National Park (MSNP) in the month of June 2019. The result was
  • ASNP- 374 species.
  • PSNP- 336 species.
  • MSNP- 300 species.

 

  1. Floral survey of Pteridophytes was conducted at Anamudi Shola National Park (ASNP), Pambadum Shola National Park (PSNP) and Mathikettan Shola National Park (MSNP) in the month of June 2019. The result was
  • ASNP- 16 species.
  • PSNP-16 species.
  • MSNP- 24 species

 

  1. Bird survey was conducted at Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary,Anamudi Shola National Park (ASNP), Pambadum Shola National Park (PSNP), Mathikettan Shola National Park (MSNP)and Krinjimala Sanctuary (KMS)in the month of December 2018. The result was
  • ENP- 194 species.
  • CWS- 192 species
  • PSNP- 93 species.
  • ASNP- 101 species.
  • MSNP- 99 species.
  • KMS- 70 species

 

  1. Odonates survey was conducted at Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Anamudi Shola National Park (ASNP), Pambadum Shola National Park (PSNP), Mathikettan Shola National Park (MSNP)and Krinjimala Sanctuary (KMS) in the month of December 2018. The result was
  • ENP- 6 species.
  • CWS- 24 species.
  • PSNP- 14 species
  • ASNP- 10 species.
  • MSNP- 18 species.
  • KMS- 7 species.

 

  1. Butterfly survey was conducted at Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Anamudi Shola National Park (ASNP), Pambadum Shola National Park (PSNP), Mathikettan Shola National Park (MSNP)and Krinjimala Sanctuary (KMS) in the month of December 2018. The result was
  • ENP- 87 species.
  • CWS- 154 species.
  • PSNP- 54 species.
  • ASNP- 62 species.
  • MSNP- 67 species.
  • KMS- 43 species.

 

  1. The Camera trap study for the terrestrial mammals in Eravikulam National Park, namely, “Phase V- Estimating the species richness and distribution of terrestrial mammals in the Eravikulam National Park”.

 

  1. The camera trap study for the terrestrial mammals in Shola National Parks, namely, “Estimation of species richness and terrestrial distribution of major mammalian fauna in three Protected Areas of Shola National Parks” was completed in the month of July 2019.

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