Pampadum Shola National Park is situated near Munnar in Idukki district, Kerala state, India. Its the smallest national park in the state of Kerala. “Pampadum Shola” means ‘forests where the snake dances’ .
Endangered Nilgiri Thar, locally known as Vandaravu, is seen here. There is a watch tower to observe these Endangered animals. Endangered and Highly elusive, endemic small carnivore are found in this National Park. Nilgiri wood-pigeon, a vulnerable bird species, is also found in this National Park, near Vattavada.
Eucalyptus trees are there in large numbers in this park. Non-contaminated humus compost is the specialty of this National Park.
Kerala forest department officers accompany tourists to the National Park after buying the entry permits from the Forest Department Office at the entrance of the Pampadum National Park.
Eravikulam National Park, Mathikettan Shola National Park, Anamudi Shola National Park, Kurinjimala Sanctuary & Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary are nearby National park and wildlife sanctuaries. Adjoining this National park is the forests of proposed ‘Palani Hills Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park’.
How Do I Go To Pampadum Shola National Park?
Pampadum Shola National Park is at a distance of 35 kilometers from Munnar, on the road to Vattavada. Its near Pampadumpara. Pampadum Shola National Park entrance is after crossing Koviloor. Its 7 kilometers ahead of Vattavada. Some of the nearby villages to the National park are Urkkad and Kottakamboor, Munnar town is connected by roads to other nearby cities of Kerala and Tamilnadu states. Cochin International airport is the nearest airport to the park.
Ernakulam North, Ernakulam South, Angamaly alias Kalady and Kottayam are some of the nearby railway stations.