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.
Flora and Fauna in Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary
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 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. The Rajamala wildlife sanctuary is famous for its collection of the great Nilgiri Tahr. 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. View More Photos on Photo album.