WILD LIFE


WILD LIFE

Twenty Nine percent of Kerala’s total land is covered with forests. The five national parks and the 13 wild life sanctuaries together cover the 6 percent of the total land area of the state Kerala bio-diversity register the world’s most significant wild life in perfect harmony with its natival habitat.

PERIYAR WILD LIFE SANCTUARY


It lies in the middle of the cardamom Hills and is a protected area in the districts of Idukki and Pathanamthitta you can find innumerable varieties of flora and fauna here including reptiles and insects . It is really famous for its wild elephants and tigers. A boat cruise through  the lake at the heart of the sanctuary is the best option to check the wild life of this place.

ERAVIKULAM NATIONAL PARK

It is located along the Western Ghats in the Idukki district. It consists of high attitude grasslands interspersed with sholas . A variety of species including Nilgiri Tahr,Wild Dog, Jungle cat, Nilgiri langur and birds like Kerala Laughing thrush, Verditer Fly catcher and butterflies like Red Disk Bush brown and Palni Four wing are found here .These are only a few among the birds and animals found here . Its real bio-diversity should be essentially experienced directly .


PARAMBIKULAM WILD LIFE SANTUARY


This is a 285 square kilometers protected area in Chittur taluk in Palakkad district of Kerala state, South India. Established in 1973, it is in the Sungam range of hills between the Anamalai Hills and Nelliampathy Hills. The Western Ghats, Anamalai Sub-Cluster, including all of Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site. The sanctuary is the home of 4 different tribes of indigenous peoples including the Kadar, Malasar, Muduvar and Mala Malasar settled in six colonies.


THATTEKKAD BIRD SANCTUARY


It is also known as Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. A particular region of this place is called Cuckoo Paradise as it is a habitat for different varieties of cuckoos. It is situated in the northern side of periyar river and is the abode of 500 types of rare birds.
The Hills of Western Ghats are the source of all waterfalls in Kerala. The small and large waterfall which become turbulent and violent and is beautiful during rainy seasons with the green carpet and canopy around it are scenes of pleasures to the visitors.

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