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Anamudi Shola National Park

Anamudi Shola National Park is located along the western ghats in the Idukki district of Kerala State, covering an area of 7.5 sq. km. and the elevation ranges from 2,152 meters – 2,305 meters. It is a beautiful place and is a part of Annamalai sub-cluster. In the year 2003, the park was declared as the National Park. The park  has been nominated for World Heritage site status under UNESCO’s World heritage Program. The Park consist of thre shola forest :

  • Idivara Shola Reserve
  • Pullardi Shola Reserve
  • Mannavan Shola Reserve

The National Park was supervised by the Kerala Wildlife and Forest department and Munnar Wildlife Division. The national park is a home to many floral and faunal species and consist of plants and species which are not found anywhere else.

 

Flora

  • The national park forest is covered with the tropical evergreen west coast.
  • At the higher altitudes, Southern Hilltop Tropical Vegetation is found.
  • With unique biodiversity and climate, the park has one of the largest shola forest ecosystem in the country.
  • 62 Species of trees, 174 species of herbs and shrubs, and 39 species of climbers are found here.

Fauna

  • Approx. 100 species of butterflies,  232 species of moths, 76 species of birds and many species of reptiles are found.
  • Some of the fauna are as below Elephant, Tiger, Gaur, Sambar, Slot Bear, Leopard, Jungle Cat and many more.

Other Attraction

  • Thoovanan waterfall
  • Pambar River
  • Waterfalls on the Chinnar River
  • Pambadum Shola National park

Best Time to Visit

  • To visit the Anamudi Shola National Park the best time of the year is between the months of October to March.

How to Reach

By Air - Coimbtore International Airport is the nearest airport.

By Rail - Nearest railway station is the Pollachi Railway Station.

By Road - Number of government and privately vehicles are operated as the national park is well connected to other cities.