Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary is a secluded region covering an area of 285sqkm in the Palakkad district of Kerala. It is a serene naturally maintained valley located in between the Nelliyampathy ranges of Kerala and Anamalai ranges of Tamilnadu. This naturally serene area was established as wildlife sanctuary in the year 1973 and later in the year 2010, it was declared as the Tiger reserve. The valley varies in its altitude from 300m to 1430m.
The sanctuary presents a tremendous collection of rare fauna and flora. It is the home for around 40 species of mammals, 268 species of birds, 124 species of butterflies, 1049 species of insects, 61 species of reptails and 47 species of fish. Certain hill tribes, like the Kadas, Malayars and Muthuvans live in this forest area. The oldest teak tree ‘Kannimari’ stands tall here.
Trekking and Boat cruises are the adventurous experience in this destination. Tree house is yet another important feature of the place.