Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary Kerala

Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary, located 15 kms from Munnar is the natural habitat of Nilgiri Tahr. Half the world population of the rare mountain goat is concentrated in this region. The animal is fast becoming extinct. The sanctuary is a part of the Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, and visitors are allowed only to the tourism area in the Rajamala region.

The Nilgiri Tahrs are now reduced to small herds found in Eravikulam-Rajamala region. The total number of Nilgiri Tahrs in Rajamala is estimated at 1317. The Rajamala wildlife sanctuary is famous for its collection of the great Nilgiri Tahr. The Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary is blessed with a large collection of herbs, shrubs, trees and climbers.

The rich vegetation in this locality makes it one of the most prolific places to visit. There are also many birds, reptiles and many other kinds of animals that make the Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary a must visit place for all nature lovers.

The Rajamala wildlife sanctuary has a great variety of flora and fauna. In fact, there are only a few wildlife sanctuaries in India that has the variety like that of Rajamala wildlife sanctuary. The major species include turtles, spectacled cobras, panther, elephant, deer, gaur, horns, antlers, monkeys and lemurs. The Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary is also blessed with tiger, kraits, bonnet macaques, vipers, darters, little cormorants, bison, and black eagles.

How to Reach :

Air : The nearest airport to Rajamala wildlife sanctuary is the Kochi airport which is at a distance of only 130 kilometers

Rail : The nearest railway station to Rajamala wildlife sanctuary is the Kottayam railway junction, which is only at distance of 142 kilometers.

Road : The Rajamala wildlife sanctuary is well connected to Munnar, Kumarakom, Anamudi, and Kodaikkanal.

Best Time to Visit :

The best Time to visit Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary is from October to March. The weather during this time is very pleasant and charming.