Beautiful Reserves and Parks in Kerala with pictures

Beautiful Reserves and Parks in Kerala with pictures

Beautiful Reserves and Parks in Kerala with pictures


Kerala is characterized by lush rainforests, not just its signature backwaters. Here are our picks for the best parks and gardens in the Kingdom of God.

Pictures of famous parks in Kerala:

Here we have rounded up some of the best parks in Kerala with pictures that will definitely appeal to you.

Elavikulam National Park:

Often referred to as the roof of Kerala, it is the largest national park in Kerala and is located in Iduki district of Kerala. The endangered Nilgiri Tahr is the only wild goat that lives in the southern Himalayas. It considers Kerala as its natural habitat hence the importance of this park.

Situated in the Western Ghats, one of the world’s 19 biodiversity hotspots, is what makes this park special. Set against the backdrop of Sentinel Anamudi, the park features lush vegetation and supports a wide variety of fauna.

The best time to visit is between November and April. This is when the lush green tropical evergreen forest is in full bloom.

Silent Valley National Park:

Located in the Palakkad district, this park is uniquely named because it lacks the chirping sound of crickets. One of the most endangered monkey species, known as the lion-tailed macaque and home to rare plants and herbs. It also provides shelter for elephants, tigers and panthers, as well as small animals in dense bushes and foliage.

The best time to visit is between September and March. It is well connected with rail and transport.

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Mathikettan Shola Forest:

The park, located in Poopara Village, Idukki District, was recently notified nearly a decade ago to protect wildlife and biodiversity in the area. The region’s shola forest has unique ecological and geomorphological wealth and is an extremely rare area of ​​floral diversity.

Pampadum Shola Forest:

The smallest national park in the state is located in the village of Marayoor in Idukki. Considering the environmental importance of Shola Ranch’s rare biodiversity, the area has been listed as a protected area for the past decade.

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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary:

The reserve is dedicated to protecting the endangered grey-spotted giant squirrel and star tortoise. Along with them, the reserve shelters other mammals that consider this their natural habitat.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary:

Home to brightly feathered visitors from as far away as Siberia in winter, this reserve is a birdwatcher’s paradise. The waterway, located on the banks of Lake Vembanad, is the best medium for seeing these birds up close.

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Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve:

Built beside the Periyar River to protect these royal beasts from poachers, Periyar National Park has gradually become a major tourist attraction in Kerala. Visitors from all over the world come to experience the magic at the heart of this sanctuary.

It is arguably the richest habitat for large mammals, as it provides cover and nourishment in the form of succulent shoots and grasses. The aboriginal people of Periyar are:

• Indian Elephants
• Nilgiri langurs
• Lion-tailed macaques

The day trip will bring out the birds that inhabit the sandalwood and redwood trees, such as:

• Giant Hornbill,
• Cormorants,
• Darts,
• Osprey and
• Tail-tailed Capricornus

The best time to visit is any time other than the monsoon season from January to July.

In addition to the usual wildlife haunts, a special mention must be made of Ooty’s Botanical Gardens. It is home to thousands of exotic plants and trees. The central focal point is a fossil tree trunk estimated to be several million years old. The breathtaking sights and sounds of its award-winning rose garden can truly rejuvenate the most weary soul.