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Wildlife in Kerala

Periyar wildlife SanctuaryThe state of Kerala is situated on the western coast in the far south of India. It is a tropical state - green and lush and is shadowed with the natural beauty of mountains & hills, rivers & lakes, backwaters .The western ghats of Kerala provide a natural habitat to wildlife and and houses 16 wildlife Sanctuaries. The enchanting flora and fuana attracts tourist from all over the world and is a much saught wildlife destination in India.

Periyar wildlife Santuary
Periyar wildlife Santuary in kerala is one of the largest and most visited wildlife reserves in India . It occupies 777 sq.kms. of the Cardamom Hills region of the Western Ghats The Santuary is 150 miles away from Cochin and is surrounded by green rich plantations and dense forests. The park makes a convenient place to break the long journey across the Ghats between Madurai and the coast.

The exotic scenery is beautified by lake Periyar created by the British in the year 1895. Boats are considered the ideal source to cover the mystical scenery around the lake. Periyar is a veritable paradise for elephants, sambar, wild pig, Malabar flying squirrel, gaur, stripe-necked mongoose and over 260 species of birds including Nilgiri wood pigeon, blue-winged parakeet. The unusual species found in Periyar are flying Snake and Flying lizards. The ideal time to visit the sanctuary is between October to June.

Idduki Wildlife Santuary
The Sanctuary is located just above the Idduki arc dam, one of the first major hydroelectric project in kerala. The sanctuary was build in the year 1976 and Green Tree Viper Eravikulam National Park Munnar Kerala Indiacovers 70 sq km area of forest land between the Periyaar and Cheruthoni rivers. The Santuary is 40 km fom Thodpuzha, Kerala and the nearest airport is 143 km. IDDUKI is surrounded by lake on three sides which offers panoramic view to the tourists.The Santuary houses elephants, bison, sambhar, deer, wild dogs, jungle cats, tiger, wild boar etc reptiles such as cobra, viper, krait and a large number of non- poisonous snakes

Chinar Wildlife Santuary
A well Known wild life santuary of South, Chinar is the habitat of the endangered Giants Grizzled Squirrel of India. It is spread over an area of 90, 422 Sq Kms and is within the proximity to Eravikulam National Park and Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu .This sanctuary is easily accessible from Udumalpet in Tamil Nadu and Munnar in Kerala. The ideal time to visit the santuary is between October and November. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport about 150 kms from Munnar and the nearest Railway station is at Ernakulam.

Eravikulam National Park
The Eravikulam National Park is a must for tourists wishing to experience a bit of wilderness while on Kerala travel. The foundation of the santuary was laid for the preservation of Niligiri tahr, one of the endangered species of the planet.. It spreads over 97 sq km and was declared as National Park in the year 1978.The nearest airport is 135 km away at Kochi and the nearest railway station is at alluva, 115 km . The park is 17 Kms from Munnar.

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary
This Santuary is located at South east corner of the Western Ghats and covers the total area of 128kms. The Santuary is easily accessible and extends 9.06 kms. A crocodile rearing centre, deer farm and lion safari park are the main attractions.

Silent Valley National Park
Located 40 kms from Mannarkkad in the Palakkad district, The Silent valley cultures India’s exclusive stretch of tropical rain forests. The Valley houses over a 100 species of Butterflies and 400 species of Moths and other animals like the Ceylon Frog Moth, Great Indian Hornbill, the Nilgiri Laughing Thrush Sloth Bear Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary Kerala Indiaand the Lion-Tailed Macaque. The nearest airports is at 55 km at coimbatore and the nearest railway station is at Palakkad/Palaghat . The ideal time to explore the beautiful flora and fuana is between September to March.Prior permission is required from The Divisional Forest officer at Palakkad to visit the Santuary.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Kumarakom is ornothologist’s paradise as it is regularly visited by exohirbitant number of birds from all over the world. Kumarakom is near Kottayam , 80 km from Cochin.and is situated at the bank of Vembanad lake.The best time to visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is between November and March, when it serves as a winter home for a wide range of migratory birds, most of them from Siberia.Water Fowls and Siberian cranes are the prominent species that captures tourist attractions.

Aralam wildlife Sanctury
Aaralam is small sanctuary on the slopes of the Western Ghats. It is rich in both Flora and fuana. Leopards, Jungle Cats and fauna endemic to the Western Ghats are found here. Aralam is easily accessible from the airport located at Kozhikode as well as railway station at Thalassery. Th

Peppara National Park
Peppara is an emerging wild life Santuary attracting tourists from all over the world .It is spread over an area of 53 Sq Kms and is surrounded by large hills and Eucalyptus Plantations. There are 13 tribal Settlement in the Santuary.
Lion Tailed Macaque
Peppara is easily accessible from Vithurai on Thiruvananthapuram Ponmudi road and is 55 Km from the nearest airport at Thiruvananthapuram. The best time to visit is from October to June.

Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary
Jeeps and trucks are the only vehicles which could take you to the Sanctuary located 40 km from Mananthavady. The tourists can stay at PWD rest house, Forest Rest house and Forest Inspection Bungalow at Mananthavady.

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
As the state of Kerala reveals itself, you gradually find out the richness of the state in terms of wildlife as well as its divine natural beauty. Dig a little deeper and you discover the untouched environment of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary where you'll actually have to visit in flesh and bones to experience the spell the place casts on you.

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
How come Kerala gets it right every time when it comes to being an attractive tourism destination? You are now on a virtual tour of one of the most popular National Parks of Kerala. The location of these dense tropical evergreen and deciduous forests is in the Kotrhamangalam Taluk of Ernakulam district. There are about 500 bird species in this bird sanctuary which was notified in the year 1983 after a recommendation to the effect was made by Dr Salim Ali. The sanctuary covers an area of about 25 sq km which can only be termed as a paradise for the nature lovers.

Other Important Sanctuaries
» Parambikulam National Park
» Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary
» Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary

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