Wildlife in Kerala
Location : Nilgiris, Western Ghats
Sprawling Grasslands, Dense Forests and Incredible Wild Life ....
Popular For : Elephants, Tigers, Nilgiri Tahr
Major Reserves : Periyar, Idukki, Silent Valley
Way To Explore : Elephant Safari, Jeeps, Boat Cruise
Kerala is an unbelievable way to get back to nature and take in some rural
charm. It is especially known for its spice plantations and herbal flora that besides adding to the natural beauty of the Kerala wilds is of great commercial importance. Kerala has many national parks and Sanctuaries. These sanctuaries and national parks are thronged by elephants, tigers, leopards, jaguars, deer, monkeys, Malabar squirrels, lion-tailed, cats and many more which make them excellent wildlife vacation sites. While you are on tours to the Kerala wilds you can go bird watching and catch glimpses of the most beautiful birds chirping and complementing the deep greens and dense forests. Plan a holiday vacation to Kerala, where the mist plays hide and seek with the green mountains, the melody is tuned to the whistle of the crickets and the chirp of wild birds. A wildlife holiday in Kerala will give you pleasant memories to cherish for life. Come aboard this fascinating voyage with Wildlife Tour Kerala that is sure to leave you mesmerized and wanting for more.
Major Reserves of Kerala
Silent Valley National Park
The Silent Valley is a must visit while planning a trip to Kerala. The Silent Valley National park is famous for Butterflies. Over 100 species of butterflies and 400 species of moths and other fauna like the Ceylon Frog Moth, Great Indian Hornbill and the Nilgiri Laughing Thrush are found here. The Silent Valley is also one of the most important national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of India, with its natural beauty being the perfect background for the comfort of a number of rare species of flora and fauna. If on a vacation tour to Kerala, don't forget to visit the Silent Valley National Park, said to be a scientist's dream and a researcher's paradise, because of new species of plant and birds that are discovered every year. The park is also known for its unusual history, as compared to those of others.
Periyar : A Dream Destination for Any Tourist
The Periyar wildlife sanctuary is one of the most significant wildlife sanctuaries of not only Kerala but also India. The Sanctuary is located on the banks of the Periyar Lake.
The most excellent way to discover the well preserved national reserves is by taking an elephant safari through the wilds. The Periyar wildlife sanctuary offers great opportunity to enjoy wildlife and photograph wild animals in general and elephants in particular. One can also go for a boat cruise on the lake at the Periyar Wildlife Park. There are boat services, which will take you around the lake, while you keep an eye open for not-to-be-missed sightings of the wild. Travelers can also indulge in trekking and elephant rides in other sanctuaries.
Idukki : Kerala's Finest Havens for Wildlife
Idukki is one of the most nature rich areas of Kerala. It offers diverse attractions like wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, spice plantation tours, mountain treks, elephant rides etc. The river Pamba also has its origin here. If you an avid bird watcher, you will surely love a wildlife tour to Idukki wildlife sanctuary Kerala. There are number of birds found here such as black bulbul, woodpecker, jungle fowl, peafowl, myna, laughing thrush, kingfisher, peacocks, eagles, jungle fowl and many more. Listen to the chirping of birds and enjoy colorful vistas that the park offers. The sanctuary is located near the dam, hence has boating facilities also. People can come here to explore the unseen and unexplored wildlife.