Kerala a tropical paradise is rich in amazing abode of luscious tropical forests. Covered with thick wooded forests, evergreen trees and bushes, wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala are very rich in flora and fauna and that gives the boom to the Wildlife tourism of this state.
The state of Kerala has so many exotic and evergreen wildlife forests and all these invite nature lovers as well as wildlife adventure enthusiasts from all over the world.
The state has 5 National park and 13 wildlife sanctuaries which covers an area of 11, 125 sq kms, which is almost 29% of the land of the state of Kerala. These entire wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala are the major attraction of tourists and offer them wonderful opportunity to soak in the splendour of the evergreen land dating with the various species of birds and wild animals.
How wonderful will it be answering the calls of the birds, track the wild movements wandering inside the forest on the elephant back, catch the amazing view of the various animals and birds as well as to know how wonderful the life of the wildlife animals is in their natural habitat. So, exploring the beauty and charm of the various wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala will leave and everlasting imprints, that you will carry back home as the most precious souvenirs of Kerala visit.
Some of the popular wildlife parks and sanctuaries in Kerala are
Silent Valley National Park
Also named as India Gandhi National Park, Silent Valley in Kerala is considered to be ecologically diverse area in the world. It is compared to the rainforest of Amazon basin of Panama as the national park houses various endangered species of animals, birds and rich flora. Silent Valley National Park is one of the rare rainforest on this planet and the credit goes to the impenetrable ridges and cliffs of the Nilgiri that have guard the human invasion. So if you really want to explore the rich flora and fauna as well as want to see the rare species of animals, come and enjoy wildlife tours in Silent Valley National Park.
Periyar National Park
Periyar National Park also called Thekkady National Park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala. Spreading over and area of 675 sq km, Periyar National Park is the major tourist attractions as well as the tiger reserve that grab the attention of tourists and wildlife lovers from across the nook and corner of the globe. The picturesque Periyar Lake within the sanctuary offer tourists to enjoy the boat cruise to grab the very exotic scenery of the sanctuary, boating leisurely over the lake. The national park is home to various species of birds and animals and the major residents that are often seen are langur, sambhar deer, Malabar giant squirrel, flying squirrel, raptor, darter, woodpecker, stork, hornbill, viper, krait, cobra, raptor, kingfisher, etc.
Idduki Wildlife Sanctuary
Covering an area of 77 sq km, Idduki is another popular wildlife sanctuary in the state of Kerala. The sanctuary extends over Thodupuzha and Udumpanchola taluks of Idduki district and houses various species of animals and birds that includes Peafowl, Woodpecker, Cobra, Viper, wild boar, tigers, jungle dogs and jungle cats. The jungle of Idduki Wildlife Sanctuary has rich flora and fauna thus invited wildlife lovers and enthusiasts from all over the world.
Beside these there are various other wildlife parks and sanctuaries in Kerala that includes Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary, Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary and Thattekkad Wildlife Sanctuary.