The Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Palakkad district of Kerala. Blessed with rich flora and fauna, the sanctuary offers excellent opportunities to experience Kerala wildlife in their natural habitat. Situated adjacent to the Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is now under consideration of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee to be declared as a World Heritage Site.
Apart from 39 species of mammals, 16 species of amphibians, 268 varieties of birds, 61 species of reptiles and a 124 types of butterflies, the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to four indigenous tribes that have made their colonies in the sanctuary. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, the Parambikulam Sanctuary is the best place to sight animals such as Lion Tailed Macaques, King Cobras,storks, rollers etc.
Trekking is allowed within the forest but you will need prior permissions. There are watch towers constructed within the sanctuary to help visitors in sighting wildlife.
Best Time to Visit – November to April
Vegetation – Thick forests and scattered grasslands
Nearest Railhead – Palakkad
Nearest Airport – Coimbatore
Nearest Town – Pollachi