Located along the Nilgiri hills of Kerala, Anamudi Shola National Park is a small wildlife preserve spread across 7.5 square kilometers. It is administered by the Munnar Wildlife department, along with the nearby wildlife preserves like the Pambadum Shola National Park, Eravikulam National Park. And along with the Anamalai Subcluster, Western Ghats and Eravikulam National Park, it is being considered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. With mountains rising up to 2,152 meters, the park is small but full of diverse wildlife, supported by a habitat connected to the nearby Shola national parks and the larger Eravikulam, Chinnar and Kurinjimala wildlife reserves. ALSO READ: National Parks and Sanctuaries around Munnar to Get Closer to Nature
The park lies just around 45 km from scenic Munnar, and it consists of the Mannavan, Pullardi and Idivara Shola reserves within its premises. It is connected to the hospital Marayoor Village, and remains open throughout the year. But if you want to experience Anamudi Shola at its finest, the best time to visit is from October to March. From here, you can see the tea plantations in and around Munnar, and zoologists have long called its forests vital to botanical and zoological studies. The Pambar River flows through the park, forming scenic waterfalls that gush during the monsoon months. You can get guided tours to the famous Thoovanam waterfalls from the Karimutti forest station as well.
BEST TIME TO VISIT MUNNAR
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Munnar is as given below. The best time to visit Munnar is also specified.