Thursday, August 19, 2010

Nilgiri Thars at Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park boasts of the being the only place one could see large concentration of Nilgiri Thar. This national park situated in the Kanan Devan Hill of Idukki Districts.

Good thing about this park is a limited no. of vechiles are allowed into the park, thereby causing less interference. The long wait for tickets enabled me to shoot this colourful waste bin.

The Mini bus take the visitor deep into the park,lined up with some exquisite mist laden gardens


Spotting the Thar is not a problem with so many in abundance. They are quite friendly and do not mind crossing the human path. 

The male is called a saddleback, I know not which is this one

And This one-serenely watching the onlookers


Nisha said...

At some places they give you a bag to put all wastes and while going back you are supposed to return it to them. A noble way to keep the hills clean.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of National Park. The Nilgiri Thars so close to humans in any park I am seeing for the first time.

Lakshmi said...

lovely shots..ive been planning to come to kerala for a while..most forests in south are working hard on zero plastic, which is good

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Gorgeous photos!

Indrani said...

Great pics!
I have been there in pre digital days.

ruma said...

The wonderful green carpet. . .

The wild face which is clear-cut and fearless.
The Nature is really beautiful.

Thank you.

Babli said...

Very beautiful pictures. Specially the first one looks amazing. I have stayed at Kerala for 2 years during my studies and have come across these Nilgiri Thars which are really friendly.
You are welcome in my new post -

P.N. Subramanian said...

This animal is found in the western ghats over a wide area.