Pampadum Shola National Park
Pampadum Shola National Park lies in the eastern part of Southern Ghats of Kerala, South India. It is the smallest National Park in Kerala. The Park is spread over an area of 11.753 square kilometers of land. The name of the park in local language means ‘a forest where snakes dances’. The major attraction of this park is the presence of Tigers.
Around 22 species of trees, 74 species of herbs and shrubs and 16 species of climbers have been spotted here.
Nilgiri Wood-pigeon (Vulnerable), Leopards and Indian wild dogs are the commonly found animals of this part. Munnar road nearby is nearest one to the park.
For Trekkers it is a good place.
Best time to visit:
Pampadum Shola National Park is open throughout the year. January to March is the best time to visit this Park.
Timings and Fee:
Visitors are advised to get in touch with officials of the sanctuary for complete information entry timings and fee.
There are several accommodation options around Pampadum 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.
Air: The Park is accessible from Cochin (Kerala) and Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) airports, which are located at about 170 Km and 160 Km respectively.
Rail: The nearest railway station in Kerala is Aluva (180 Km) and Udumalpet (110 Km) in Tamil Nadu.
Road: Pampadum Shola is nearly 35 Km from Munnar town and can be reached from Kochi ( 135 Km), and Kottayam (148 Mk) by Road. The Kochi – Kodaikanal highway passes through this National Park.