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Parambikulm Wildlife Sanctuary

Tourism details regarding Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary, accommodation in Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary, Main attractions in Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary, Contact address for Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary

Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary is nestled in a valley between the Annamalai ranges of Tamilnadu and the Nelliyampathy ranges of Kerala.This place is blessed with it's abundant vegetation and wide wildlife. Extending over an area of 285 , it is one of the most protected place in Western Ghats. The tight protection is the key behind the rich wildlife in the sanctuary. This is one among the rare wildlife sanctuaries in India with a large variety of wildlife and vegetations. There are many species including elephants, tigers, bisons, macaques, deers, panther, horns, turtles, spectacled cobras, antlers and monkeys which are the habitant in this park.
Deers in Parambikulam

How to reach;
The place can be accessed only by means of road. This place is about 95 km away from Palakkad and 38 km from Pollachi. The nearest town is Pollachi which is in Tamilnadu. The nearest railway stations are the Palakkad railway station(100) km away and the Coimbatore railway station in Tamilnadu, which is 83 km away.

Things to Note
1. Visiting time is from 7am to 6pm.
2. Entry to the sanctuary closes at 4pm.
3. Climate; Sanctuary enjoys a wet tropical climate with temperature ranging from 15°c to 32°c.
4. Alcohols are strictly prohibited.
5. The best time to visit is the early morning and late evening as the chance of spotting animals is more .

Fees in Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary;
Nominal fees are collected from the visitors for various activities;
Adults; Rs. 10
Children; Rs. 5
Foreigners; Rs. 100
Heavy vehicles; Rs. 150
Light vehicles;Rs. 50
Other vehicles;Rs. 20
Cameras;Rs. 150

Where to stay in Parambikulam
Accommodation and Facilities are available in the Sanctuary itself. Some of the places which offer resedential facilities in th sanctuary are;
1.Tented Homes
2.Veettikunny Island Inn
3.Treetop huts
4.Elephant Valley Home
5.Tiger Hall
6.Salim Ali Study Centre
7.Tahr Shed
8.LTM House
9.Bay Owl Shed

For the reservation of any of the above, contact;
Ecocare Centre
Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
Anappady, Thunakadavu (PO)
Pollachi (Via)
Kerala – 678 661.
Ph : 04253 – 245025

Attractions in the Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary;
The main attractive programs available for the toirists in the sanctuary includes trekking, overnight halt packages, Nature education , Camping in the wild, Day programs. Boat cruise is also available after getting the permission from the authorities in the reservoir. And the other attractions in the sanctuary are Kannimara teak, Tramway, Nature interpretation centre, Salim Ali Bird Interpretation Centre, Salim Ali gallery, Shola forests, lake view point, Parambikulam dam, Thunakadavu dam, Karimala gopuram and Dolmes.

Flora And Fauna in Parambikulm wildlife sanctuary;
Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary is gifted with a well defined collection of flora and fauna. This is a rare wildlife sanctuary in terms of the wide varieties of it's habitants.

Animals in Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary;
The sanctuary has a wide variety of animals. The details regarding the habitants are;
Mammals 39 species with 4 endangered and 8 species endemic to Wester Ghats.
Amphibian 16
Birds 268 birds. This include 134 rare species.
Reptiles 61 species with 3 endangered and 21 species endemic to Western Ghats.
Fish 47 including 7 endangered and 17 endemic species.
Insects 1049
Butterflies 124

Plants in Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary;
The plants life in the sanctuary is also splendid;
Herbs 653
Shrubs 268
Trees 359
Among these 1432 plant species, 13 are endemic to Western Ghats and there are 109 rare and threatened species.

The best time to visit;
It is better to avoid the journey during the monsoon season as the chance of spotting animals will be rare. The best time to visit the wildlife sanctuary is August to February after the monsoon. This is the time when the nature is in the most gifted form with it's lush greenery and dense forests.

Wildlife Warden
Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
Anappady, Thunakadavu (PO)
Parambikulam – 678661,
Ph : 04253 – 245005

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Author: Lijin T04 Jun 2010 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 1

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