Pampadumchola National Park-
Pampadumchola is the continuation of rich shola-grassland biome of Palani hills. It is declared as national park in 2003, by considering its biological wealth and ecological importance. The topography is undulating with an altitude variation of 1600MSL to 2400MSL. The forest is one of the best habitat of many rare species like Nilgiri Marten, Brown palmcivet, Brown Mongoose etc., apart from many endemic species of birds. The park offer nature trails and jungle camps to enjoy the pristine wet forest of Shola. Nearest administrative office of the forest is at Munnar.We offer naturalist guided birding, nature trails and camping in Pampadumchola.Eco-tourism activities are organized jointly by the Forest Department and the Eco-development Committees (EDCs) of the local people.
The faunal wealth of Pampadumchola is denoted with its restricted species. Mammals endemic to Western Ghats like Nilgiri Langur, Nilgiri Marten, Brown Mongoose, Brown palm civet, dusky squirrel etc are abandoned in this forest. Wild gaur, sambar, barking deer, stripe necked mongoose, mouse dees etc are the other resident mammals. Elephants, Tiger etc are seasonal migrants.
Birds and lesser fauna
Shola Walks and Camp
The programme is designed to understand and experience Shola forest and its biological wealth. The programme starts from Munnar with hiking around Topstation and shola. Overnight camping in log house offered by the forest department. It is an ideal spot to watch night sky. The nature trails are for 2hrs. The forest floor is infested with leaches. After the morning hike the return journey is arranged through the winter vegetable farms , and stranded shola patches of Vattavada and Chilanthiyar before finishing at Munnar.