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Wildlife In Kerala

Tourism in Kerala

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Wildlife Sanctuaries In Kerala

There are several wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala . Wildlife in Kerala is abundant, with occasional glimpses of rare flora and fauna at any of the several national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of the state. It is the only state where one can find the highest number of Indian elephants. The evergreen forests of Kerala is the ideal breeding grounds for some of the most vicious as well as some of the most gentle animals and reptiles, such as panthers, foxes, king cobras, sloth bears,  crocodiles,  leopards,  fruit bats, sambars, lion tailed macaques and tigers. Even butterflies are in abundance here, especially if you visit the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, which houses more than 124 types of butterflies. Imagine a landscape awash in color, with the fluttering wings of hundreds of vibrantly colored butterflies.

The best national parks and sanctuaries to visit include the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Periyar National Park, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Salim Ali Bird Sacntuary, Eravikulam National Park, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Parambikulam Tiger Reserve and Silent Valley. Safaris are the best way to spend time exploring the area around you.

Adventurous Wildlife Sanctuaries in Kerala

Kerala is not just famous for its beaches and cruises, there is one more thing that tourists love about this place, and that is the wildlife. It is home to some of the best wildlife sanctuaries in the country.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary – Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Western Ghat Hills, and is known to be one of the most thrilling wildlife destinations in the state and country. This sanctuary has more than 1800 species of plants, 171, species of grass, around 35 mammal species, and approximately 265 bird species. No wonder why this sanctuary is one of the most amazing sanctuaries in Kerala. It is not incorrect to say that this is a place which is close to the heart of many tourists.

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary – It has been considered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and is situated in Kerala’s Palakkad district. The rich flora and fauna entices tourists, and also the fact that four local tribes constructed their colonies in this sanctuary. Tourists can find 39 mammal species, 16 amphibian species, 268 types of birds, and 124 varieties of butterflies.

Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary – This sanctuary is located between Periyar and Cheruthoni, and is covered with lush green forests. Tourists visiting this place can enjoy boat rides and explore the beautiful view of the nature and wildlife like Wild Dogs, Tigers, Sambhars, to name a few.

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary – Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is also considered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is located on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border in Idukki District. Its sharp scrub jungle makes it different and unique from the other sanctuaries. Apart from the scrub jungle, tourists are also attracted by the popular sandalwood forests, nature walks, waterfalls, camping and trekking within the sanctuary. Tourists can also climb up to the watchtowers, and take a glimpse of the wild animal species.

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Eravikulam National Park

The wildlife warden munnar PO, idukki dist. kerala, india, Pincode 685612.

Spread over around 97 square kilometers, the Eravikulam National Park in Munnar is one of Kerala’s most sought after tourist hotspots. When you visit the park, you can expect to find all kinds of flora and fauna, especially the rare and endangered Nilgiri Tahr. You may also be able to spot the rare Neelakurinji flowers, tha...

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Anamudi Peak In Munnar

Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala, 685561, India.

Misty hills, lush valleys, scenic routes are what surround the majestic Anamudi Peak in Munnar. Situated at a height of 2,695 meters, Anamudi Peak in the Idukki district not only the highest peak in South India but is also the tallest in the Western Ghats as well. Anamudi trek is one of the most coveted trails in South Indi...

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  • Valley of flowers
  • Hills
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Bamboo Rafting In Thekkady

Periyar Tiger Reserve, Idukki and Pathanamthitta Districts, Thekkady - 685536

 

 

 

 

Thekkady or Periyar, as it is sometimes known, is famous for its backwaters. And bamboo rafting in Thekkady is one activity that lets you witness the beauty of backwaters at its best!

This activity is organized in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, on the Periyar Lake, and is a part of a nature walk. On a tour to excursion ba...

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Trekking In Munnar

Revel in the adventurous spirit of Kerala and its charming landscapes by indulging in trekking in Munnar! You will not only get to witness the beauty of Munnar at its best, but will also experience the real thrill! Trek through the spectacular tea plantations and climb till the top, where you can relax in your own camp. Sto...

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Paragliding In Munnar

Soar across the majestic skies of Munnar while paragliding in this hill town. You will not only get to enjoy the beautiful views of this hill town but will also be able to cool climates of this hilly landscape. Situated in the Western Ghats above located around 1600 meters above sea level, Munnar is the perfect spot to go p...

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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Munnar

Munnar - Udumalpet Road, Munnar, Kerala 685612

If you are a nature lover, flock to the scenic and majestic Chinnar wildlife sanctuary where there are a variety of high sholas,  dry deciduous forests, and some grasslands. When you visit this wildlife sanctuary you will get to view the multitude of animal species like spotted deer, elephants, hanuman langur, peacocks, sam...

  • Sightseeing
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Periyar Tiger Trail In Thekkady

The Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkady is one of the biggest and most well maintained wildlife reserves in India. The Reserve is full of picturesque scenery. You are not required to pay any entry fee here. The Periyar Tiger Trail is an exciting project started by the forest department. It gives all the thrill-seeking individ...

  • Periyar Tiger Reserve
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Periyar Lake In Thekkady

Idukki, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta, Kerala state, India

The Periyar lake in Thekkady is part of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala. The Periyar Lake was formed during the construction of the dam across the Mullaperiyar river in the year 1895. Periyar Lake offers one of its kind of animal watching, where the tourists can watch the animals very closely, sitting comfortably ...

  • Lake
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Chambra Peak Trekking in Wayanad

Wayanad’s Chembra Peak is the highest one in the region and lies 2100 meters above sea level. Being the highest one, the Chembra Peak is visible from almost any point in Wayanad. From the base of the peak you can witness the clouds gliding by the top and prepare yourself for basking in these clouds when you reach the summit...

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Eddakal Caves in Wayanad

The Edakkal Caves in Wayanad have carvings on them which date from the Neolithic era also known as the later parts of Stone Age. There are many legends associated with these caves. According to local tales, the caves were formed when Lava and Kusha, the sons of Lord Sri Rama fired arrows into the mountain. The Edakkal Caves...

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