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Rajamala is a hill station in Eravikulam National park located about 15 kilometers from Munnar, Kerala, India. [1] [2] It is 2000 meters above sea level.

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  1. "Rajamala Hills and the Eravikulam National Park, Idukki". Kerala Tourism. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  2. "Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary Travel and Tourism Guide". India News, Breaking News, Entertainment News | India.com. Retrieved 2020-08-08.