Anamudi Shola National Sanctuaries Park:
Many wild and bird sanctuaries in India among them Anamudi Shola National park is one. Anamudi Shola National sanctuaries park is protected area located along the Western Ghats in Idukki District in Kerala State. It is covered with 7.5 square kilometres and composed of Mannavan Shola, Idivara Shola and Pullardi Shola parks. This park was declared as a National park in the year of 2003 and also nominated for world heritage site status under UNESCO’s world heritage programme.
This sanctuaries park is surrounded by Eravikulam National park, Pambadum Shola National park, Chinnar Wildlife sanctuary, Mathikattam Shola National Park. The park is administrated by the Kerala Department of Forests and Wildlife division.
The park is a very high rainfall area with annual average rainfall about 4500 millimetres. The park is open all year round. The best season to enjoy this park is from October to March.
We can see a huge variety of birds and animals in this sanctuaries park. The national park is a home for a large number of Faunal and Floral species. The birds and trees are very helpful to discover new developments in Zoological and Botanic subjects. The national park consists some of the rarest types of plants and species which are not found anywhere else.
The park is the habitat for wild Elephants, Tigers, Indian Bison, and Panther etc.The common mammals are Gaur, Sambar, Spotted deer, giant Grizzled squirrel, sloth Bear, Jungle cat, wild boar, monkeys, Leopards, wolves, wild dogs etc.
The forest is covered with large Shola forest ecosystem with unique biodiversity and climate. 174 species of herbs, 62 species of trees and 39 species of climbers are spotted from here.
Other attractive spots:
Thoovanam waterfall, Pamba River waterfalls on the chinnar River
How to reach:
By Road: This area is well connected to Major cities and places by Road Government and privately operating vehicles at frequent intervals. Nearest bus stand is Munnar bus stand.
Rail connectivity: The nearest railway station is Pollachi Railway station. It is about 100 kilometres from the Sanctuaries National park. The station is well connected to roadway to the park.
By Air: Coimbatore airport is the nearest airport to the park, nearly 150 kilometres. The other airport is Kochi, nearly 160 kilometres long. These airports are well connected by road to Anamudi shoal national park.