Wildlife in Kerala,India
Just like green pastures, beaches and backwaters, Kerala is also a wilderness beauty. There are numerous wildlife reserves situated within the state, but the major part is that even if they are wild reserves they present a unique travel experience to every visitor who visits them. The Wildlife in Kerala includes Eranakulam sanctuary, which is famous for its Nilgiri Tahr, an endangered animal. In addition to Tahr, this park is a good reserve for elephants, Sambars, Gaurs, Lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri Languor, Tigers, and Leopards.
To make your Kerala tour more exciting you are offered accommodation and board facilities at Munnar, the nearest town, which is connected to Kottayam and Ernakulam by road. Another place famous for its wildlife in Kerala is the Silent Valley. This wildlife center in Kerala contains India's last substantial stretch of tropical evergreen rain forests and it is perhaps the only vestige of a near virgin forest in the whole of the Western Ghats. Elephants, tigers, wild dog, flying squirrel, and lion-tailed macaque are found here.
Periyar National Park, is also a famous center for wildlife in Kerala.The Park covering an area of 777 sq. km. of lush green tropical forests, is the natural habitat of elephant, bison, spotted deer, sambar, bear etc. The drive to Thekkady itself is enchanting as the road winds through tranquil countryside, rich plantations, and thick jungles.
The wildlife sanctuary in Kerala offers a lovely and comfortable way to see the animals via boat rides on the man-made lake, which the wildlife areas encircle. In addition to the wildlife, there are water and land birds galore here, and one can sometimes find dedicated bird watchers setting in for one or two weeks of serious observations.
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Eravikulam National Park
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Periyar National Park
Silent Valley National Park