|Wildlife in Kerala
at Devikulam taluk of Idukki district Kerala, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
is a well-known reserve that extends over an area of over 90 sq km.
Recognized as a wildlife sanctuary in 1984, it lies in the rain shadow
region of the Western Ghats. As a result, Chinnar gets only about
48 rainy days in a year during the months of October and November
when Northeast monsoons are at work.
The sanctuary stands out for the stark beauty of its rolling grasslands
and sholas, spread over 97 sq. kms of unblemished natural splendour.
Anamudi, the highest peak south of Himalayas, towers over the sanctuary
in majestic pride.
land-locked district, Idukki is one of the most nature rich areas
of Kerala. Situated at an altitude of 450-748 mt above sea level,
this sanctuary occupies the forest land between the Cheruthoni river
and the Periyar river.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is also referred as an ornithologist's
paradise. Many migratory birds like darter, egret, heron, Siberian
stork, crane, and teal and many more... come to the sanctuary from
the Himalayas, some even from as far as Siberia. You can see local
birds like cuckoo, the water duck, the waterfowl, heron, owl, parrot,
wood beetle and flycatcher during their respective migratory seasons.
The Nagarhole National Park shares its huge boundary with the
famous Bandipur National Park in Karanataka including the Mudumalai
Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu and the Wayanad Reserve in Kerala; making
it one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in India. The gushing Kabini
river creates a natural barrier between the two wildlife sanctuaries
- Bandipur and Nagarhole - in Karnataka. Home to the jungle king,
the Tiger and around 250 exclusive bird species, the Nagarhole National
Park in Kerala covers about 643 kms of area.
Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary is composed of the dense forests and the
Peppara dam built on the Karamana River
and was declared as a sanctuary in 1983 to increase the drinking water
supply to Thiruvananthapuram and the adjoining suburbs. Peppara Wildlife
Sanctuary is merged partially with the Palode reserve (24sq.kms) and
the Kottoor reserve (29sq.kms); all the three together forming the
whole of the area covered by the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary.
Kerala is home to many popular National Parks of India.Parambikulam
Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the National Parks in Kerala spread over
an area of 285 sq. kilometers. The Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
is laid with serene vegetation in a valley between the Annamalai ranges
of Tamil Nadu and the Nelliampathy ranges of Kerala.
Periyar National Park lies high in the mountain ranges of the
Westerns Ghats in Kerala and is immensely famous for its tiger reserve.
Having a picturesque lake at the heart of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary,
the park is the habitat of birds as well as many wild animals, including
Valley National Park
Located 40 km from Mannarkkad, Silent valley is Extremely fragile,
a unique preserve of tropical evergreen rain forests lying above the
equator and the forest strip which causes the summer rains in Kerala.
The Silent Valley National Park has an area of 90 sq km is located
in the north eastern corner of the district. It rises abruptly to
the Nilgiri Plateau in the north and overlooks the plains of Mannarkkad
in the south.
provides ideal locations for National Parks, surrounded by ridge and
forest area. At the National Parks of Kerala you can watch the animals
in their natural habitats along with the rare varieties of animals
and birds. Come with Kerala Hub on a tour to Kerala where you can
visit the National Parks of Kerala.
Established in 1973, the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is contiguous
to the protected area network of Nagerhole and Bandipur of Karnataka
on the northeast and Mudhumalai of Tamilnadu on the southeast. Rich
in bio diversity, the sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilgiri
Biosphere Reserve, which has been established with the specific objective
of conserving the biological heritage of the region.
Honeymoon Tour Packages
The overwhelming tranquility and the myriad colours of various
beautiful sights of Kerala give a breathtaking experience that
rejuvenates our minds and bodies. Kerala happens to be an ideal
destination for nature lovers and a perfect getaway from the
chaotic city life.It has also emerged as a major honeymoon spot
in India. Our effort is to bring you face to face with the adoring
beauty of Kerala. In this we take a move ahead and offer a wide
range of tour packages, for the honeymoon couples.
Kettuvallams, the stitched boats are the traditional
house boats of Kerala. They provide the best way to experience
the colourful backwaters of Kerala. The Kettuvalloms of
Kerala are giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet
in length. The traditional house boat, the indispensable
part of the picturesque backwaters of Kerala, was mainly
used in Travancore and Kochi and in the Minicoy Islands
in olden times.
The rich and glorious Kerala cultural heritage is
reflected in the vibrant Kerala festivals that mirror
the ancient traditions, customs, beliefs and faiths of
the people of Kerala, South India.The festivals of Kerala,
South India are annual occasions that are celebrated for
commemorating religious occasions. Some of the popular
Kerala festivals are Onam, Vishu, Mahasivarathri, Asthami
Rohini, Thiruvathira, Pooram Festival and Thrissur Pooram.
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