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Top Places For Wildlife Tourism in Kerala

By: Akshatha Vinayak

Wildlife tours are one of the best travel experiences. God's Own Country is blessed with rich natural resources and wildlife. Here are some of the best places you should visit to enjoy wildlife tourism in Kerala.

Among many tourist places, the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are some of the prominent attractions in Kerala. A trip to these forest landscapes are one of the best ways to feel closer to nature and see the life of animals in their natural habitat.

So, let us take a tour!

Periyar National Park

Periyar National Park

The scenic landscapes of Periyar National Park is a visual treat. It is mainly popular for the tiger reserve and the elephant reserve.

The park is a mix of ecosystems: moist deciduous forests, grasslands and evergreen tropical forests. The abundance of flora and fauna is not to be missed in Thekkady.

Photo Courtesy: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park was the first national park to be established in Kerala. This picturesque location in Munnar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with 5 other wildlife sanctuaries.

It is popular for the largest surviving population of Nilgiri Tahr. Also the Anamudi peak which is a part of the national park.

Photo Courtesy: Navaneeth Kishor

Silent Valley National Park

Silent Valley National Park

Silent Valley is silent and mystic. It is one of the best surviving tropical rain forests in India.

The bounty of nature is a home to many wild animals. Silent Valley National Park is one of the untouched pristine locations in Kerala.

Photo Courtesy: Chinmayisk

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

In vicinity of Marayoor and Devikulam lies the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. It is surrounded by Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and Kodaikanal Wildlife Sanctuary.

The beauty of the Western Ghats and many species of animals make it one of the best tourist places in Kerala.

Photo Courtesy: Ras67

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary and Parambikulam Tiger Reserve are one of the major wildlife attractions in Palakkad.

The beautiful landscapes of Anaimalai hills and Nelliampathy hills provide a more scenic view around the national park.

Photo Courtesy: Shuba

Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary

Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary

Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary near to Peppara Dam is one of the prominent tourist places in Thiruvananthapuram.

The area was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1983 due to the high wildlife concentration.

It also has varied ecosystems like evergreen tropical vegetation, hill valley swamp vegetation, etc.

Photo Courtesy: Shadow auror

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