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Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

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« on: April 21, 2012, 07:44:12 am »

Kerala is a house to many rare species of animals and birds. There is abundant greenery that makes the survival of these species possible. Hence it is known as a nature lover’s paradise. A trip to Kerala can be full of pleasant memories and adventurous experiences.

One of the famous wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala is Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary that constitutes of the evergreen hills, moist deciduous forest, grassy hills and swampy areas also locally known as ‘vayals’. The water bodies of Parambikulam, Thunakadavu and Peruvarippalam are represented by the sanctuary and are rich in Crocodile population. The sanctuary with its evergreen forests is the dwelling place of many mammals, reptiles, various fishes and birds like Bonnet Macaque, Nilgiri Langur, Tiger, Leopard, Jungle cat, Fox, Bear, Nilgiri Tahr, Spotted dear, Sambar, Barking deer, Wild Boar, Elephant, Gaur, Crocodile, Pangoline, Cane Turtle, King Cobra, Spectacled Cobra, Viper, Python, Rat Snake, Vine Snake and many others. The teak tree with maximum dimensions in Kerala is situated in this sanctuary. The habitat of Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary consists of both manmade and natural habitats. The manmade habitat constitutes of teak plantations and cultivation of Eucalyptus and Tapioca. The Malabar elements constitute of the evergreen patches in the valleys and moist regions. The sanctuary is situated 600m above sea level in the Palghat district of Kerala. Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamilnadu, Nelliampathy Reserve and Vazhachal and Sholayar ranges surround the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary. The climate in this place is salubrious and can make one feel extremely refreshed and active. The temperature ranges between 38 to 21 degree Celsius and is open throughout the year.
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