Rajamala Munnar

High peaks with frightening suicide points, Rajamala, as its name suggests, is the king of hills. This is the natural habitat of Nilgiri Tahr. Half the world population of the rare mountain goat (Hemitragas bylocres) which is fast becoming extinct, is now found here.

rajamalaThe Nilgiri tahrs are today reduced to small herds found in the Eravikulam Rajamala region. ‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty’ When Neelakurinjis blossom, Rajamala offers unforgettable scenic beauty. So far as eyes can see one can only see the blue painted beautiful hills. These lilac kurinji flowers will glitter and glow in our mind’s eye years afterwards.

About 15 km from Munnar, the famous hill station of Kerala, is the beautiful Rajamala. The natural habitat of the Nilgiri Tahr (Hemitragas hylocres), The Eravikulam  Rajamala region is now home to half the world Tahr population estimated at around 1300. But the Tahr is only one of the reasons to make a visit to Rajamala. The picturesque beauty of this mountain will make you want to tent here forever.

rajamalaThe sanctuary remains closed for 3 months from February to April during their calving period.  The picturesque beauty of this mountain will push you to stay longer. It is advisable to book your tickets in advance as there is a heavy rush during the season. From the entrance point a bus takes you about 7 kms into the hill from where you can walk another 1 ½ kms to reach the top lookout point. The rugged and bumpy mountain views and the sparkling Waterfalls with rich vegetation of herbs, shrubs, climbers and trees provide a haven for nature lovers.  The place location  know as Eravikulam National Park.The surroundings of the National park are indeed very scenic with the waterfalls being a big attraction. Enjoy the quiet surroundings of the jungle walking through the road  the bus drive to the jungle is very amazing.