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Silent Valley is a top visited tourist spots in Palakkad. Park in silent valley is really named as Indira Gandhi National Park or Silent valley national park. Tropical evergreen forest here is blessed with a good number of thick trees. Shola grasslands and heavy rains are some among the highlighted features of this exotic place.
Now let's see the details of some exotic animals and birds here. Amazing flora and fauna is a main feature of this area. This exotic place is the homeland of many animals like elephant, leopard and tiger. Apart from the above specified animals, you can also see here a wonderful range of animals of deer, nilgiri thar and leopard.
Rare bird species
This park also owns a wide range of rare species of birds like hornbills and Malabar whistling thrush. Climate is generally tropical here whereas it is humid during raining seasons like July, August and June. If you are planning to get in this place, the nearest railway stations are Palakkad junction and Coinmatore Junction.
You need permission from Kerala Forest Department to get in this place. One day trip to this place overs a short trek about 2 to 3 kms to the hanging bridge. Generally, the entry point of road to this park is mukkali. You need to travel about thirty kms from Mukkali to reach the exact entry of Palakkad.
Best time for travel
Generally, tourists are not allowed to stay in the valley at night time. You can get a pass to valley from 8 AM to 2 PM every day. For more assistance, tourism department are providing guides to groups of tourists. Today, Silent Valley is a favorite destination of bird watchers or ornithologists across the world. If you are in search of a place to spend as your weekend destination, this place is an exotic one.
You can see here a wonderful range of rare bird and animal species. Malabar giant squirrel is one among the rare species of animal here. Apart from the above specified animals, you can also find black langurs here. To promote tourism, you can also get here natural products like wild honey.
Stay at restaurant
One among the restaurants that can be found in this place is Sairandri near chindakki. For more assistance to tourists, Forest department is providing dormitory and guest house at Mukkali. This guest house is providing quite peaceful ambiance with Bhavani River just flowing behind the house. Generally park is situated in the north eastern part of Palakkad district. It covers an area of about ninety sq. kms.