Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

Parambikulam National Park

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

Location Kerala is known to be a place having many National Parks. Spread over an area 285 sq. kms, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the largest National Parks in Kerala. In the valley between the Annamalai ranges of Tamil Nadu and the Nelliampathy ranges of Kerala, there is serene vegetation.

One can enjoy the sight of rare wild animals in the in the national park. Malayars, Kadas and Muthuvaas form the hill tribes of the area. The sanctuary is filled with marshy lands and thick forests; bamboo, sandalwood, rosewood and teak are the main flora there. The largest in Asia as teak foundations - the famous Kannimari teak tree is found here other than a few remains of the original teak forests. The tree is a prime attraction of the Wildlife Sanctuary and is only at a distance of 5 kms from Thunakadavu.

Major Attractions In Parambikulam National Park The Gaur or bison’s largest population is in the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary. Apart from the bisons, there are elephants, sloth bears, wild boars, sambhars, chital tigers, panthers and crocodiles in the national park. There are rare species of animals such as bonnet macaques, spectacled cobras, kraits, vipers, turtles, darters, little cormorants and black eagles. The park which is open throughout the year is to be avoided during the monsoon. The monsoon rains from June to August make hillsides unstable, cause slush and there are other nuances such as mosquitos and drippy roofs.

On the marshes, one can enjoy a boat ride inside the sanctuary. Anappad and Zungam are the two watchtowers of the sanctuary which give us a great view of the surroundings also giving us a chance to capture the wildlife with our cameras.

How To Reach There Coimbatore has the nearest airport which is 55 kms away. Also, the nearby railway station is at a distance of 125 kms in Palakkad.

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