Rajamala is a famous wildlife sanctuary in Munnar. The sanctuary is a part of Eravikulam national park. Rajamala is a charming tourist spot in Munnar and is a natural habitat of Nilgiri Tahr. This spot is a good place to immerse in the scenic views of the Rajamala hills. There you can engage in mountain trekking, rock climbing, and rappelling on the edges of the sanctuary.
This Sanctuary has rich vegetation of shrubs, herbs, trees and a wide variety of flora and fauna make it a haven for nature lovers. Tourists can enjoy the amazing view of the hills and large plantations during their visit to Eravikulam National park. When the Neelakurinji blooms the hill slopes and valleys of hill station get covered in a blue carpet. Visiting this region be a great way to refresh your mind.
The wildlife sanctuary is well connected to major parts of Kerala. It is located 15 km away from Munnar. KSRTC and private buses are available to reach Munnar and Munnar hiring a taxi or cab are easier.
The nearest railway station is Aluva at a distance of 120km and Coimbatore at a distance of 160 km.
Cochin International Airport at a distance of 130km away and Coimbatore airport at a distance of 175km are the nearest airports to the sanctuary.
The best time to visit the Rajamala is during winter starts from October to February. The place will be covered with rich green grass and thick vegetation. June to August are the monsoon months that receive a high level of rainfall, so it is not the ideal time to visit this region. March to May experiences summer here and the best time to spot animals with their cubs.
The Anamudi peak is famous for trekking and is the highest peak in western ghats. It is mainly preferred by nature lovers, wanderers, and photo fanatics. Anamudi Peak is famous for the NeelaKurinji flower which blooms every 12 years. You can also enjoy the sight of the beautiful rivers flowing into the east and the Periyar river flowing into the Arabian sea
Lakkam waterfalls are one of the famous falls and a wonderful tourist attraction. It is located on the way to Marayoor from Munnar. The trekkers get opportunities to explore the jungle, rolling hills. The adjoining Vagavurai valley is another beautiful place perfect for photography. Lakkam waterfalls are a paradise for nature lovers.
Nyayamakad waterfalls are a popular picnic and trekking spot situated between Munnar and Rajamala. It is one of the most exotic pieces of nature surrounded by enchanting valleys lush green plantation, and sandalwood trees. This waterfall is ideal for both nature and adventure lovers they can either enjoy the excellent surroundings of the waterfall or immersed in the beauty of the valleys while trekking.