Mathikettan Shola National Park

This park is located in the aesthetically pleasing Idukki district. The path through the park is literally a maze and it is better to hire a guide to take you through the park. The park is located on the Munnar Kumily highway.

Best time to Visit Mathikettan Shola

November to March

How to reach Mathikettan Shola ?

  • Nearest railway station : Theni railway station (55 km away)
  • Nearest airport : Cochin airport (140 km away)
  • Nearest town : Poopara

Entry charges

  • INR 40 Per Person for Indians
  • INR 500 Per Person for foreigners


The park is open throughout the year.

Things to do

  • Jungle safari
  • Trekking
  • Birdwatching

Birds and Animals to Watch out For

Top animals to spot are giant grizzled squirrels, panthers, tigers, Nilgiritahr, elephant, wild dog, jungle cat, spotted deer, flying squirrels and others.

Top reptiles to spot are rat snakes, crocodiles, pythons, turtles, cobras, vipers and others.

Places to visit Near

  • Munnar
  • Thekkady
  • Kumarakom

Suggested places to Stay

Accommodations are not available inside the park. You can find basic accommodations in Poopara. If you are looking for luxury accommodations, choose Munnar.


  • Pack snacks and as much water as possible.
  • Wear thick shoes and socks. Bring mosquito repellent.

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