Palakkad Wildlife Sanctuary Kerala

Silent Valley National Park  
(40 km from Mannarghat):
Main attractions: Elephants, tigers, wild boars, flying squirrels, and lion tailed macaques and king cobras.

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary 

Main attractions:

Fauna :
Mammals: Bonnet macaques, lion, tailed macaques, Nilgiri langurs, loris, tigers, leopards, jungle cats, mongoose, focen, bears, elephants, gaurs, Nilgiri tahrs, spotted deer, sambar, barking deer, wild boars, pangolins etc. Reptiles: Crocodiles, varanur pond terrapins, cane trutiles, geckoes, skunks, chameleons, snakes like king cobras, spectacled cobras, kraits, vipers, pythons, green keel backs, rat snakes, vine snakes. Fishes: Arals, brals, vatudis, thilopias, noovis, mooshus, poochittis, kollotties, exypriuses, tarals, mahaseer etc. Capped kingfisher, great Indian bombills, broad billed rollers, and back woodpeckers. Flora: Neem, nanjanathi, sandal, dendrocalamus and bamboosa arundinaceous, teak, vengal, muzhukanjiram, maruthu, vaka, mulluvenga, rosewood, manjakadambu pala, elavu, vembu, aval, vanteak… A gaint teak, 40 m high and 6.4 m in girth and apthy named kannimaram the first tree, stands as a monuments of the past.

Trekking trails: Dhoni, Seethakundu and Govindamalai hills.