The Eravikulam National Park in Munnar has been re-opened for visitors from 11th April 2014. It was closed for last two months due to the birth season of Nilgiri Tahr. Eravikulam National Park harbors the largest surviving population of Nilgiri tahr ( Nilgiritragus hylocrius). This endangered animal is endemic to the Western Ghats of the Southern India. Every year the park closes during February-March for about 30 to 45 days for the birth season and also the wildlife authorities conduct Census of the new born animals in the park. The Nilgiri Tahr population in the Eravikulam National Park is estimated to be about 750.
The park opens its gates at 07:00 in the morning and closes by 18:00 in the evening. Due to the long weekends and other public holidays the park witnessed a huge rush last couple of days and this trend is expected to continue for few more weeks. Expect long waiting in the queue if you plan to visit the park. There is no online booking facility for the entry tickets.