Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary Kerala

Travel to one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries of Kerala, the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary. Tucked away in a luscious valley located between the Nelliampathy hills of Kerala and Annamalai hills of Tamil Nadu, the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary offers a rich variety of flora and fauna. Spreading over to an area of 285 sq km, the wildlife reserve has sparkling streams and undulating grasslands.

The densely forested areas of the reserve with Kannimari teak, sandalwoods, bamboos and rosewoods, also provide habitat to various tribes such as Kudos, Malayars and Muthuvaas.

Offering harbor to one of the largest species of Indian Bisons or Gaurs, the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary Kerala beckons avid wildlife lovers, nature observers and bird watchers. Wildlife in Parambikulam Reserve comprises of Elephants, Sambars, Nilgiri Tahr, Sloth Bears, Leopards, Tigers, Wild Boars, Bonnet Macaques and many other species of animals. The sense population of reptiles includes Vipers, Crocodiles, Kraits, Coblas and Turtles.

A tour to Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary Kerala is a treat for all bird watchers. This ornithologist's paradise is a home to many species and some of them are rare birds, including Rose-billed Rollers, Ceylon Frogmouths, Malabar Gray Hornbills, Egrets, Wood Peckers, Blue-winged and Rose-winged Parakeets, Little Cormorants, Gray Jungle Fowls, Darters, Eagles, Mynas and Herons.

Enjoy an exhilarating boat cruises on your tour to Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary. There are two watchtowers at Anappadi (8 km) and Zungam (5 km) offering opportunities have a peek into the wilderness of the sanctuary. The nearest airport is at 100 km at Coimbatore from the sanctuary, while the nearest railhead is at a distance of 60 km at Pollachi.