The hilly slops of Western Ghats and lush green forests provide the perfect locale for wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala. There are a number of wildlife reserves in Kerala that are home to thousands of species of birds and animals. The national parks in Kerala, India are a major tourist attraction and all the sanctuaries are a must visit if you want to have a glimpse of the wild side of Kerala. Given below are the major wildlife sanctuaries of Kerala. You may access further information by clicking on each of them.
The Begur Wildlife Sanctuary is located about 20 kilometers from the
Wayanad district of Kerala. It is situated at a place called
Mananthavady in Wayanad near the Western Ghats.
The Idukki Chinnar wildlife sanctuary is a vast expanse of lush green
forests spread over an area of 90 square kilometers. It is located at a
height of 500-2400 meters above sea level.
Located at a distance of 15 kilometers from Munnar, the Idukki
Eravikulam national park is home to the endangered specie of a mountain
goat called the Nilgiri Tahr. The Eravikulam national park, Kerala is
home to one of the biggest moths in the world called the Atlas moth.
Idukki wildlife sanctuary is located 40 kilometers from the Thodapuzha
district of Idukki. It is spread over an area of 77 square kilometers
and is located at a height of about 750 meters above sea level.
Muthanga wildlife sanctuary is also known as the Wayanad sanctuary and
is located in the protected area networks between the states of
Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The Muthanga national park at Wayanad, Kerala
is spread over an area of around 344 square kilometers.
Periyar Wildlife sanctuary is one of the most beautiful wildlife
sanctuaries in India. Located in Kerala, Periyar national park is famous
for the varied wildlife it houses.
Located in Trichur, Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary attracts wildlife
lovers and nature observers from anywhere in the world to soak
themselves completely in tranquility and beauty of its dense forests.
The Palakkad Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary is spread over an area of
285 square kilometers over the lush green Anna Malai hills. The
undulating landscape of the sanctuary provides the perfect set up for a
wildlife sanctuary to thrive in its fullest.
Declared a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1983, Peppara wildlife
sanctuary is the hub of varied life forms and has a very unique and
diverse eco-system. Located at distance of 50 kilometers from
Trivandrum, Peppara wildlife sanctuary covers a vast area of 53 square
Valley National Park
Located in the lush green Kundali hills of Palakkad, Silent Valley
national park is the last known region that is untouched by man.
Scientists value the rich biodiversity of this place and take pains to
keep it this way.
The Shenduruny wildlife sanctuary is located at a distance of 66
kilometers from Kollam town. The wildlife sanctuary has been named after
a tree that is found here that is called Chenkuruny.
The Thattekkad bird sanctuary was set up in the year 1983 by the
renowned ornithologist of India, Dr. Salim Ali. It is located in the
Kothamangalam district of Idukki.