Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Nelliyampathy Overview

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary paradise of nature blessed with best of flora and fauna lying nestled between Nelliyampathy ranges of Kerala and Annamalai Hills of Tamil Nadu.

One can also locate a reservoir inhabited by aquatic fauna like mugger crocodile believed to be created in 19th century. This sanctuary is apart from being enriched with wildlife and flora is also home to several tributaries of Kuriarkutty River and Karappara River adding charm to the place. Covering a huge area of 285 sq km, the sanctuary also serves as an abode of various communities including Muduvar, Malamalasar, Kadar and Malasar well settled at many housing societies. Now if we talk about the sanctuary, it is a melting pot of plethora of living being for example the place is a natural habitat of nearly 61 species of reptiles, 39 species of mammals, 1049 species of insects, 47 species of fishes, 124 species of butterflies, 268 species of birds and 16 species of amphibians. Nilgiri Wood pigeon, grey headed fishing eagles, king cobras, flying lizards, wrinkles frogs are few of the many varieties of fauna in the region. 1432 species of plants, 152 species of climbers etc offers an incredible natural habitation for all the beings in the sanctuary. While visiting the sanctuary, you can also explore its other attractions including Salim Bird Interpretation Center, Modern Nature Interpretation Center, Salim Art Gallery and Kanniara Teak. The place is worth a visit for all the nature buffs, wildlife lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

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