|Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights: Flora and Fauna in Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
How To Reach:
By Air: Mysore and Bangalore are the nearest airports.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Mysore (at a distance of 80 kilometers)
By Bus: Parambikulam can be approached from all parts of the country. The sanctuary is well connected to various states by a fine network of roads.
Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary spreads over an area of 285 square kilometers. This vast stretch of greenery is situated in Palakkad district. There are a large number of teak plantations in the Park.
The animals found in the Sanctuary are Bonnet macaque, Nilgiri langur, Loris, Tiger, Barking deer, Leopard, Jungle cat, Civet, Mongoose, Fox, Bear, Elephant, Gaur, Nilgiri Tahr, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Lion tailed macaque, Wild boar, Pangolin etc.
Reptilian population in the Park comprises of Crocodile, Varanus, Pond Terrapin, Cane Turtle, Gecko Skink, Chameleon and Snakes (King Cobra, Spectacled Cobra, Krait, Viper, Python, Green keel back, Rat snake, Vine snake).
Besides animals and reptiles there are very beautiful birds at the park like Darter, Little Cormorant, Black eagle, Lesser adjutant stork, Black capped kingfisher, Great Indian hornbill, Broad billed roller, Black woodpecker.
The sanctuary is really a heaven for nature lovers. The marine life at the Sanctuary includes the fishes of Aral, bral, vattudi, thilopia, noori, mooshu, poochutti, kollotty, exyprius, taral, species.
There are six vegetation types found in the Park namely west coast tropical evergreen forests, West coast semi evergreen forests, South Indian moist deciduous forests, South Indian dry deciduous forests, Moist bamboo brakes and Reed brakes.
It is advisable not to visit the sanctuary during monsoons, as the land is slippery.
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