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National Parks in Kerala

Kerala the gods own country is famous for its backwater, beaches and scenic beauty and wildlife, wildlife in Kerala are indeed some of the most magnificent and varied found anywhere in the world. The Western Ghats, the natural mountain barriers of Kerala, bordering Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are home to the majority of Kerala's wildlife, below is the list of some of the important wildlife national parks in Kerela.


Eravikulam National Park Periyar National Park
Silent Valley National Park  

 

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Kerala


Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary Thiruvananthpuram Wildlife Sanctuary Kollam Wildlife Sanctuary
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary Kottayam Wildlife Sanctuary Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary Thrissur Wildlife Sanctuary Palakkad Wildlife Sanctuary
Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary   Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

 

Eravikulam National Park, Kerala

Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is a sanctuary set up for the preservation of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. The main inhabitant of the park is Nilgiri Tahr. Now the park has the largest known population of Tahr's existing in the world. The park also shelters Atlas Moth, Elephants, Sambhar's, Gaurs, Lion-tailed Macaque, Nilgiri, Langur, Tigers and Leopards.

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Periyar National Park ,Kerala

Periyar National Park is situated in the hills of the Western Ghats in the state of Kerala in SW India. The centre piece of Periyar National park is the 5,500-hectare Periyar lake formed by the construction of a dam on the Periyar river in 1895.

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Silent Valley National Park, Kerala

Silent Valley has a very eventful history in comparison to the other wildlife parks in the country. The local name for the park is Sairandhrivanam (the forest in the valley) and had been a centre of hot debates and protests in the decades of the 70's and 80's of the 20th century.

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