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Discover the Nature and Wildlife of Kerala

By Renu Tichkule Subscribe to RSS | December 14th 2011 | Views:

The Southern state of India, Kerala, has a lot to offer to any foreigners who would like to travel to this part of the world. India as a whole is known for its wildlife and the varied flora and fauna that one can find here. Many reputed wildlife sanctuaries and national parks are present in Kerala and tourists visit these places during their Kerala tours. Most Kerala tour packages include wildlife tour and adventure activities in the forest.

Kerala is the home to many wildlife sanctuaries, natural forests, natural parks and bird sanctuaries which are visited by people during their Kerala travel. The most famous and recommended among them include:

Begur Wildlife Sanctuary - This wildlife sanctuary is situated in the district of Wayanad. It is surrounded by picturesque mountains of the Western Ghats and dense forests. The animals that once can see in this sanctuary include tigers, elephants, deer, wild boars, leopards and many more. The flora and fauna of this sanctuary is very rich and there are diverse species of plants, animals and birds. You should visit this sanctuary during your travel.

Eravikulam National Park - It is situated in the district of Idukki . The highest point in Southern India, Anamudi, (2695 m above sea level) is situated inside this park. Hundreds of species of different animals and birds are found in this park. Golden Jackal, Indian Porcupine, leopard, tiger, Nilgiri Tahr (unique species of goat), birds like wood pigeon, flycatcher and pipit etc. are the inhabitants of this park. Most tour packages include a visit to this park.

Periyar National Park - This national park is famous for elephants. It is situated at a distance of 120 KMs from Kochi, in the Western Ghats Mountains. It is also a tiger reserve and is the home to different animals such as barking deer, sambar deer, mouse deer, bison, leopards, and birds like kingfishers, darters, cormorants etc. The park is also the home to reptiles like king cobra and python. Most tourists visit this park during their Kerala travel.

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary - It lies at a distance of 60 KM from the hill station of Munnar. It is a picturesque sanctuary which is full of greeneries and is also the home to many animals like spotted deer, elephant, panther, horse deer, gaur, Endangered Indian Giant Squirrel, rabbit, langur etc. One can get a beautiful view of the Western Ghats while driving towards this sanctuary. It is included in different tour packages.

Kumarakom (Vembanad Bird Sanctuary) - This is a paradise for bird lovers and is situated in the midst of the backwaters in Kerala, in the district of Kottayam. It is the home to many migratory birds as well as local birds like cuckoo, egret, owl, waterfowl, Siberian crane, darter, moorhen, parrot, teal, and flycatcher etc. It is highly recommended for all bird lovers and is also included in packages.

Thus, Kerala travel have a lot to offer and one can easily find Kerala tour packages that include trip to such forests and wildlife sanctuaries.

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