Nestled in the lush forests of the Western ghats in Kerala are some of the finest Wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks. Each one home to rare animals, birds, reptiles, insects and plants. From the endangered Nilgiri tahr to the lion-tailes macaque. From the atlas moth to the travancore evening brown, one of the rarest buterflies in the world. From the Neelakurinji that blooms once every twelve years to podocarpus wallichianus, the only south indian conifer, and skirting these exotic destinations are some of the most refreshing trekking trails in the country.
Eravikulam National Park
This vegetation rich park is relatively new as it got notified as a
park only in 1978. This national park was established to protect the
Nilgiri Tahr, an endangered specie of the wild goat and the only one to
be found south of the Himalayas. The park lies along the high ranges of
the western coast in the Munnar Forest Division of Idukki district in
Kerala. It is situated on the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in the
north where it is extends as the Annamalai National Park.
Periyar National Park
Located within the confines of the Western Ghats in the southern Indian
state of Kerala, Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve is one of the
most captivating wildlife parks in the world. In 1895, the British
undertook water resource management plans for the area and started work
on a dam and an artificial lake under the auspices of Col. J. Pennycuick.
Silent Valley National Park
Located in the Kundali Hills of the Western Ghats, the Silent Valley
National Park holds a valuable reserve of rare plants and herbs. The
park is rich in its wildlife, and elephants, lion-tailed macaques and
tigers are the most common denizens of this park. Though smaller in size
in comparison to the other national parks in India, what makes it
different is the sylvan environment the region has, along with its high
altitude peaks and several rivers that run through it.
Wynad Wildlife Sanctuary
A part of the Wynad Plateau, the Wynad Wildlife Sanctuary of Kerala is
mainly famous for its tigers and leopards. The sanctuary is an extension
of the Bandipur National Park in Kerala at its southern border. The
region, which is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, was notified
in the year 1973 as a Wildlife Sanctuary.
Kerala Wildlife - Information on Wildlife Sanctuary and national park tour of Kerala India.