Top 10 Must-Visit Places In Kerala For Wildlife Lovers

OT Staff

Periyar National Park

Explore the Western Ghats at Periyar, witnessing diverse wildlife, including elephants, tigers, and exotic bird species like the Malabar grey hornbill, during a boat safari on Periyar Lake.

Wild elephants grazing in Munnar, Kerala | Shutterstock

Silent Valley National Park

Immerse yourself in the untouched wilderness of Silent Valley, home to endangered lion-tailed macaques and rare species of butterflies like Blue Morpho.

Silent Valley National Park | Shutterstock

Eravikulam National Park

Visit the Nilgiri Tahr habitat at Eravikulam, where you can spot these endangered mountain goats amidst the Shola grasslands, set against the backdrop of the Anamudi Peak.

Nilgiri Tahr | Shutterstock

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

A paradise for birdwatchers, Thattekad is renowned for its rich avian diversity, housing over 500 species, including the Malabar Grey Hornbill and Indian Pitta.

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary | Shutterstock

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Trek through the mist-covered hills of Wayanad, encountering elephants, leopards, and rare species like the Nilgiri langur in this haven for biodiversity.

Spotted Deer in Wayanad | Shutterstock

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Soak in the tranquillity of Neyyar, where a boat ride on the Neyyar Dam offers glimpses of crocodiles while the sanctuary hosts a rehabilitation centre for rescued animals.

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary | Shutterstock

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Witness the unique thorny scrub forests of Chinnar, a haven for the endangered grizzled giant squirrel and diverse reptilian species, making it a must-visit for wildlife enthusiasts.

Gray Langur, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary | Shutterstock

Parambikulam Tiger Reserve

Home to a significant population of Bengal tigers, this reserve is a testament to conservation efforts, inviting visitors to witness the untamed beauty of nature.

Royal Bengal Tiger | Shutterstock

Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary

Nestled in the northern part of Kerala, Aralam is a treasure trove of biodiversity with its rich collection of flora and fauna, including the Malabar Giant Squirrel and Barking Deer.

Malabar Giant Squirrel | Shutterstock

Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary

Surround yourself with the picturesque landscapes of Peechi-Vazhani, known for its butterfly population and the chance to spot elephants and deer during a nature walk.

Butterfly/Representational | Shutterstock

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