The state of Tamil Nadu boasts of a rich flora and fauna. To preserve the rich natural heritage of the state many National parks and wildlife sanctuaries have been set up over a period of time. These National parks and sanctuaries not only help in the protection of the invaluable animal and plant life but also attract a large number of visitors.
The Guindy National Park is spread over an area of about 27.6 sq. km
and is situated in Chennai district. Chennai is the nearest railhead and
airport. The park was set up in 1976. The main fauna life at the
National the park is chital and black buck. You can visit the park all
the year round.
This Marine National Park is located in the Tirunelveli and
Ramanathapuram districts. Spread over 21 islands, the Marina National
park covers an area of 6.25 Sq Km. Tuticorin is the nearest town and
railhead while the nearest airport is at Madurai. The fauna consists of
several species of birds, hare, squirrel, dugong, sea turtles dolphin
etc. The ideal season for visiting the park is October to March.
Wildlife Sanctuary / Indira Gandhi National Park
The Indira Gandhi national park is located in the Coimbatore district
and spread over an area of 118 sq km. Coimbatore is the nearest airport,
80 km away while Pollachi is the nearest railhead, 35 km away from the
park. The forests of the Park Range from tropical deciduous to
semi-evergreen and evergreen represented by teak, rosewood and other
tropical species. Elephant, tiger, lion tailed macaque, civet, leopard,
sloth bear, Nilgiri languor, crocodile, gaur, python etc are the main
animal life at the park. The ideal season for visiting the Indira Gandhi
National Park is October to May.
The Madumalai National park is situated in the Nilgiri district and
extends over an area of 230 Sq Km. The nearest town from the park is
Gudalur, 16 km away while the nearest rail head is Octacmand, 64 Km from
the park. Coimbatore is the nearest airport, 160 km away. The Madumalai
National park consists of tropical moist deciduous hill forests. There
are thick forests of teak and eucalyptus.
In Tamilnadu, there is no end to your wildlife adventure and
exploration as we take you to yet another wildlife sanctuary- the Point
Calimere Sanctuary. Spread over an area of about 17.26 sq km and
surrounded by sea and shore, Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary is
situated in the Nagapattinam district of Tamilnadu.
Tiger, panther, sloth bear, wild dog, elephant, mouse deer, gaur, etc
are the main fauna at the park. Black woodpecker, Malabar gray hornbill,
barber, owl, hawk eagle, green pigeon and parakeet represent the bird
life at the park. The ideal period to visit the Madumalai national Park
is from February to May and again from September to October.