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The rugged terrain of Pampadu Shola is covered with West coast tropical evergreen, Southern Hilltop Tropical Vegetation found at higher altitudes, West coastal Semi-green at elevation of 100-150m, Southern Moist Mixed Deciduous comprising 60% of the vegetation, Myristica swamp forest, sub-montane hill valley swamp forest etc. The National Park offers a wide range of habitat types to the flora and fauna. 22 Species of trees, 74 species of herbs and shrubs, 16 species of climbers.
The Fauna includes several species that are threatened , rare or endamic. These were found high when the extent of Shola forest is taken into consideration. The restricted and threatened by IUCN, Parantica nilgiriensis was recorded to be highly abundant in the area. Pampadum Shola National Park is a home to a wide range of 9 species of mammals,14 sp. of birds, 93 species of moths and 100 species of butterflies Some major animal species found are Elephant, Leopard, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Barking deer, Wild dog, Common Langur etc. Among the birds, most common are Blue Rock-thrush, Blue-capped Rock-thrush, Cormorants, Scaly-breasted Lorikeet, Egrets, Nilgiri Wood-pigeon, Black-and-orange Flycatchers, Nilgiri flycatcher, Darters, White-bellied Shortwing and Pied kingfisher. Reptilian fauna includes King Cobra and Pythons.
The forest department does not run any safaris inside Pampadum Shola National Park. But there are Ecotourism facilities which include Trekking and night camping.
Trekking and camping
A guide will accompany to lead the trekking team.
For Enquiries and Reservation Contact at Forest Information
Centre, Munnar – Ph: 04865-231587 or