Anamudi Shola National Sanctuaries Park:
There are many wild and bird sanctuaries in India, among them Anamudi Shola National park. Anamudi Shola National sanctuaries park is a protected area along the Western Ghats in Idukki District in Kerala State. It comprises 7.5 square kilometres and contains Mannavan Shola, Idivara Shola and Pullardi Shola parks. This park was declared a National park in 2003 and was nominated for world heritage site status under UNESCO’s world heritage programme.
This sanctuary park is surrounded by Eravikulam National park, Pambadum Shola National park, Chinnar Wildlife sanctuary, and 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 an annual average rainfall of 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 many birds and animals in this sanctuary park. The national park is home to many Faunal and Floral species. The birds and trees are beneficial to discover new developments in Zoological and Botanic subjects. The national park consists of some of the rarest plant types and species not found elsewhere.
The park is the habitat for wild Elephants, Tigers, Indian Bison, panthers 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 has a large Shola ecosystem with unique biodiversity and climate. One hundred seventy-four 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 Chinnor 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. The nearest bus stand is the 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 the roadway to the park.
By Air: Coimbatore airport is the nearest airport to the park, nearly 150 kilometres. The other airport is Kochi, about 160 kilometres long. These airports are well connected by road to Anamudi shoal national park.