Rajamala to reopen for tourists with 65 newborn Nilgiri tahrs


Munnar: Rajamala hills in Eravikulam National Park, which was closed for tourists in connection with the breeding season of the Nilgiri tahr, would reopen on Wednesday. It is estimated that 65 calves took birth here, said Wild Life Warden R Lakshmi.

According to her, more newborn Nilgiril tahr will be in the deep forest.

The Eravikulam National Park was closed on February 1. According to a survey, 75 calves of Nilgiril tahrs took birth here last year.

The Forest Department has made elaborate arrangements for tourists at Rajamala hills. A rest room for tourists near ticket counter at Ancham Mile will be established soon. Forest department will display videos and photographs on LED screens to communicate the details and rules to tourists. Drinking water facility, bio toilets and shelters are arranged.

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