6 National Park in Kerala One Must Visit In 2024!
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Kerala National Parks

1. Anamudi Shola National Park
2. Eravikulam National Park
3. Mathikettan Shola National Park
4. Pampadum Shola National Park
5. Periyar National Park
6. Silent Valley National Park

Kerala has always been popular for its lush greenery, enchanting beaches and one of its kind backwaters. But, there is another aspect of Kerala that testifies it as heaven, it is the rich biodiversity found in the abundance of National Parks in Kerala that makes the location a paradise for the wildlife lovers. Prevalently celebrated as God's own land, the state has a lot to offer concerning the evergreen woods and affluent landscape in the name of Silent Valley National Park and the Eravikulam National Park.

The Kerala National Parks are the perfect window to the gaudy greenery that envelops Kerala. These national parks are well maintained and the authorities make sure that none of the animals and their natural habitat is disturbed because of tourist activities. The state hosts some of the largest tiger reserves in the Periyar National Park, and one can also choose to avail a safari to enjoy the same. No matter what part of Kerala you explore, you will surely find a national park nearby as there are a number of national parks spreading over the length and breadth of the state reflecting the glory of Mother Nature.

Here is the list of best national parks in Kerela:

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Anamudi Shola National Park

Anamudi Shola National Park is located at a distance of 45 kilometers from Munnar in Idukki District of Kerala along the western ghats and beautifully sprawls over an area of 7.5 km square. The park also offers trekking opportunities and other attractions such as the Chinnar River, Pambar River and Thoovanam waterfall. This is one of the Kerala National Parks that is home to a few of the endemic creatures and diverse plants.

It boasts of Pullardi shola, Idivara shola and Mannavan shola backwoods. You can catch 62 types of plants and 174 kinds of herbs and 39  varieties of climbers in this national park. You can spot civet cats, leopards, Indian Bison, wolves, tigers, wild boars, panthers, elephants, jungle cats, sloth bears, wild dogs, flying squirrels, to name a few. 
Best Time to Visit: October to March

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Eravikulam National Park

This enchanting National Park in Kerala was originally established in the form of a wildlife sanctuary way back in the year 1975 and was given the status of a national park in the year 1978. Situated in Idukki District, the Eravikulam National Park is the abode to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, also called the wild goat. This park fortifies the Anamudi peak at 2695 meters altitude.

This national park is breathtaking in size, enclosing an area of approximately 97 square meters and has a rich diversity of flora and fauna including high-level sholas and rolling grasslands to its credit. This national park is also known for 'Neelakurinji', which is a flower that blooms once in 12 years.Some of the notable species found here are Nilgiri Tahr, leopard, tiger, gaur, panthers, Nilgiri langur, sloth bear, wild dog, giant squirrel, Atlas moth, jungle cats and Civet cats.
Best Time to Visit- November to April

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Mathikettan Shola National Park

This is one of the beautiful National Parks in Kerala that is located in the Idukki district and lies on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu interstate border. This national park is situated in the higher ranges of the southwestern ghats of Kerala and is a part as well as the last remnant of the Cardamom Hill Reserve. The Mathikettan Shola National Park provides a perennial supply of water for meeting the drinking water and agricultural needs of the population living in Poopara and Santhanpara.

This national park has a unique forest ecosystem and the soil here is rich in silica. This National park has tropical evergreen forests, semi-evergreen forests and moist deciduous forests with grasslands in northern and eastern boundaries. This national park is an excellent habitat for leopard, Asian elephant, sambar, wild dog, gaur, civets, wild boar, black eagle, jungle cats, Malabar parakeet, scarlet Minivet etc. 
Best Time to Visit: November to April

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Pampadum Shola National Park

Situated in the Marayoor town of Idukki district in Kerala along the Western Ghats, the Pampadum Shola National Park is hugely popular among nature lovers around the world. Ever since it was declared as a national park in the year 2004 it has been drawing an enormous convergence of wildlife lovers.This park covers an area of 11.75 square kilometers and is managed by the Kerala Department of Forests and Wildlife.

The rough landscape present in the tropical evergreen forest of Kerala with all-natural vegetation never fails to astound the wildlife enthusiasts. The national park is home to more than 93 species of moths and 10 types of butterflies with a great variety of deers, elephants, langurs, wild canines and buffaloes.

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Periyar National Park

The Periyar National Park is situated in Thekkady and falls in the Pathanamthitta and Idukki districts of Kerala. The Periyar lake, which was built to serve as a reservoir acts as the heart of the sanctuary. The park envelopes an area of 26 square kilometers and offers an opportunity to the tourist to admire the excellent wonders of nature gifted to us by God while sailing around in the boat.

Another significant feature of this National Park in Kerala is that it is a tiger reserve. This Kerala National Park is the perfect habitat for splendid creatures such as the Bengal Tiger, Gaurs, Indian elephants, Malabar giant squirrel, Sambar, Vipet, flying squirrels, woodpecker, kingfisher, Krait, to name a few.Beautiful tea, cardamom and coffee plantations surround the park to make it a pacified destination.

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Silent Valley National Park

The Silent Valley National Park is noted for its endangered species, namely, sambhars, tigers, jaguars and a unique type of vegetation. This national park is a 90 square kilometer of rainforest and is one of the most natural and untouched rainforests present in the subcontinent.

Situated in the Palakkad district of Kerala over the enthralling Nilgiri Hills, the Silent Valley provides the habitat to several wanderers. The creatures that can be spotted here include Leopard, Malabar giant squirrel, sloth bear, spotted deer, pale harrier, Malabar pied Hornbill, gray-headed Bulbul, great Indian Hornbill among many more. The well managed and planned safari along with the beautiful stopovers around this national park makes the trip to Kerala totally worth it.
Best Time to Visit: September to March

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People Also Ask About Kerala

  1. Which are the best wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala?

    1. Pampadum Shola National Park: The Pampadum Shola National Park is the smallest of the national parks situated in Kerala and has only 11.75 square kilometers of the area to cover. Cloudy  weather round the year makes this park perfect for adventure activities such as trekking.

    2. Silent Valley National Park:
    With its lush greenery, the Silent Valley National Park spreads over an area of 90 square kilometers and is a reservoir of various species of tigers and a home to a great number of lion-tailed macaques. Though smaller in size in comparison to other national parks, the region boasts majestic peaks and a river, making the place even more beautiful.

    3. Periyar National Park:
    This Kerala National Park located in the alluring Western Ghats is celebrated for its massive tiger population and also happens to be an elephant reserve. A boat ride along with enthralling hard to spot animals marks the USP of this national park.

    4.Eravikulam National Park: 
    Situated approximately 15 kilometers away from Munnar city in the Idukki district, the Eravikulam National Park has a charming environment for endangered species of goat and Nilgiri Tahr.
  2. Which are the best places to visit in Kerala?

    1. Alleppey: The backwaters of Alleppey are renowned throughout the world. One can cruise down here to enjoy the unique feel of houseboats, also called Kettuvallams. The boats also offer authentic Kerala cuisine.

    Being the economic and cultural capital of Kerala, the destination is a hub of tourist activities and attracts visitors from around the world. The exotic spice cultivation and Chinese fishing nets are some of the things the destination has to offer.

    3. Thekkady:
    Thekkady is the home to the famous Periyar National Park and one can explore verdant lush green forests and rejuvenate themselves in the mist-filled mountains of the Nilgiris. 

    4. Munnar:
    Munnar is tagged as the most beautiful tourist destination in Kerala and is one of the highest tea producers in the Indian subcontinent. The undulating hills offer breathtaking views that can relax the mind and soul in one go. The place has scenic waterfalls, fringed backwaters and sunny beaches to offer.
  3. Which is the smallest national park in Kerala?

    The Pampadum Shola National Park is tagged as the smallest national park in Kerala covering an area of only 11.75 square kilometers.
  4. What is the best time to visit Kerala?

    Kerala, God's own land is beautiful around the year, however, the best months to visit Kerala are December to February.
  5. What is Periyar National Park famous for?

    The Periyar National Park is the hub for elephants and one can take an elephant safari to discover the depth of the wilderness of this national park. A boat cruise ride over the Periyar Lake while catching the view of the misty Nilgiri hills is the perfect feast for the eyes and the soul.

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