Kerala Wildlife Sanctuaries

Kerala - Gods own country reveals another facet of its multifaceted countryside by the way of wildlife sanctuaries that reflects the rich abundance of flora and fauna that Kerala has been blessed with. Since the landscape of Kerala is abound with rugged hills and mountains, backwaters, shimmering coastline and lush forests, it is but natural that for Kerala to have numerous wildlife sanctuaries.

haven for adventure as well as nature lovers, the wildlife sanctuaries and the national parks of Kerala protect the rare wildlife species that are unique to this tropical region. Acting as a refuge for the unique wildlife of Kerala, be it the animals, birds or the even the marine life, the wildlife sanctuaries of Kerala also perform a dual function of providing the tourists a chance of coming in close contact with nature. Enjoy the sight of the leopard stalking his prey, the hippopotamus rolling in the mud and the peacock performing a rain dance only on a wildlife tour within Kerala's wildlife sanctuaries.

aturally verdant Kerala is inhabited by numerous wildlife species, some of them being the Malabar giant squirrels, leopards, lion-tailed macaques, Nilgiri Tahr, tigers, elephants, deer, monkeys and civet cats, to name a few. The shoreline within the wildlife parks are dotted with crabs, mudskippers, turtles and deeper in the water you can see fishes and crocodiles. Bird lovers are sure to remain glued to their binoculars what with a profusion of woodpeckers, Malabar hornbills, kingfishers, cormorants, darters, plovers, and brahminy kites adding to the wildlife diversity of Kerala. Have a happy time chasing the colorful butterflies and moths during your travel to Kerala Wildlife Sanctuaries with us.

ith a total of 24 national parks and wildlife reserves and 24% of the land under forest area, Kerala leads the charge as far as wildlife conservation goes. Some of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries of Kerala are Chinnar, Periyar, Eravikulam, Thattekad, Kumarakom and Parambikulam that are offer a glimpse into the wild side of nature at its resplendent best.

esides wildlife spotting, you can also trek along the nature trails at Peppara, Wayanad and Peechi to the tune of pitpits, bulbuls, parakeets, herons and egrets. Savor the pristine wildlife of Kerala with a tour of its wildlife sanctuaries and national parks that offer a chance to capture the rare wildlife species of Kerala in your heart and camera as well and a stunning scenery that seems just out of paradise.

he major Kerala wildlife sanctuaries are: