Characterized with dense tropical rain forests, there is more to Kerala than its iconic backwaters. Here is our pick of the best parks and gardens that God’s Own Country has to offer.
Parks in Kerala:
Here we enlisted some best Parks in Kerala with pictures which definitely attracts you.
Eravikulam National Park:
Popularly called the Roof of Kerala, it is Kerala’s biggest National Park situated in the Idukki district of Kerala. The endangered Nilgiri Tahr is the only wild goat that lives to the south of the Himalayas. It considers Kerala as its natural habitat and hence the significance of this Park.
Nestled in the Western Ghats, which is one of the world’s nineteen biodiversity hot spots, is what makes this park special. With the sentinel Anamudi peak for its backdrop, the park boasts of lush vegetation and supports a wide variety of fauna.
The best time to visit is between the months of November to April. This is when the lush green tropical evergreen forest is in its full glory.
Silent Valley National Park:
Located in Palakkad district, the unique name of this park is because it is free from the chirping noise of crickets. Home to one of the most endangered species of monkeys, called the Lion-tailed Macaque and rare plants and herbs. It also shelters Elephants, Tigers and Panthers as well as the smaller animals within the thick undergrowth and foliage.
The best time to visit is between the months of September to March. It is well connected with railways and transport.
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Mathikettan Shola Forest:
Located in the Pooppara village in Idukki district, this park was recently notified, almost a decade ago, to protect the wildlife and bio-diversity of the area. The shola forest in the area is has unique ecological and geomorphological wealth which makes it an extremely rare patch of floral diversity.
Pampadum Shola Forest:
The smallest National Park in the state is situated in the Marayoor village of Idukki. Considering the environmental importance of the rare bio-diversity of the Shola pastures, this area was notified as a protected area in the past decade.
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