Every jungle is fascinating; the charm, the calmness, the stillness and the feeling of being one with Nature – nothing like forests to experience these at their finest. When it comes to forests in Kerala, the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary in Palakkad stands out for various reasons. Be it the flora and fauna with spectacular views, the camping and trekking facilities on offer or the unique chance of being able to watch tigers in their natural habitat – Parambikulam brings it all. Apart from the pure bliss of natural beauty, you also get to see tribal life up close and tales of how man and animals co-exist in harmony.
Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is also famed as one of the few tiger reserves in the country. Located in the Chittur Taluk of Palakkad district, Parambikulam is spread across an area of 285 sq. km. This protected forest area nestles in the serene shades of the Western Ghats. Parambikulam is home to a number of animals and birds including endemic species. About 39 species of mammals, 16 species of amphibians, 61 species of reptiles, 47 species of fish, 250 species of birds, over 1,000 species of insects and 124 species of butterflies have been identified in the sanctuary.