Introduction:

Anamudi Shola National Park is a national park is located in Idukki district of Kerala state, South India. The Park is spread over an area of 7.5 square kilometers and is managed and administrated by Kerala Department of Forest and wildlife. The national park is composed of Mannavan shola, Idivara shola and Pullardi shoal.

History:

Anamudi Shola National Park was declared a protected area in Nov 21, 2003. The Park is located at the Elevation ranges from 2,152 meters.

Flora:

Anamudi Shola National Park contains 62 species of trees, 174 species of herbs and shrubs and 39 species of climbers. This Park is one of the largest Shola forest ecosystems in the country.

Fauna:

The Anamudi Shola National Park.are home to rare and magnificent wild life like the wild Elephant, Tiger, Panther,Indian Bison and Nilgiri tahr etc. Apart from this the wildlife population of National Park includes Gaur, Spotted Deer, Sambar, the endangered Giant Grizzled Squirrel, Hanuman Langur,Sloth Bear, Flying Squirrels, jungle cat, wild boar, a variety of monkey species, Leopards, Wolves, Wild Dogs, Civet Cats etc.

Best time to visit:

Anamudi Shola National Park is open throughout the year. Best time to visit the park is during the months of October to March.

Timings:

Visitors are advised to get in touch with officials of the sanctuary for complete information entry timings and fee.

Accommodation:

There are several accommodation options around Mathikettan Shola National Park to accommodate outsiders or tourists. Visitors are advised to get in touch with us to get know about accommodation and other facilities along with charges.

Getting There:

By Train: The nearest railway station is at Aluva Railway Station located about 150 km and Pollachi Railway Station is about 100 km from the national park.

By Bus: Munnar Bus Stand is the nearest bus stand which all major cities are connected through road. Marayoor Bus station is about 40km away.

By Airport: Kochi International Airport is the nearest airport located about 160km and Coimbatore Airport is located about 150km from the national park.