The Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is a reservoir of tranquil greenery
ensconced in a valley between the Annamalai ranges of Tamil Nadu and the
ranges of Kerala.
It abounds in a variety of trees, mainly teak, neem, sandalwood and rosewood. There are two watchtowers one at Anappadi, 8km from Thunakadavu, and other at Zungam, 5km from Thunkadavu.
The rich fauna includes Bonnet Macaques, Tigers, Spectacled Cobras, Kraits, Vipers, Turtles, Darters, Little Cormorants and Black Eagles. The place is ideal for boating and trekking.
The Wild Population
The sanctuary has Elephants, Bisons, Gaurs, Sloth Bears, Wild Boars, Sambhars, Chital Tigers, Panthers and Crocodiles.
It's home to Bonnet Macaques, Spectacled Cobras, Kraits, Vipers, Turtles, Darters, Little Cormorants and Black Eagles.
Air: The nearest Airport is Coimbatore, 55 kms.
Rail: The Nearest railway station: Palakkad, 125 kms.
Inspection Bungalow, PWD Rest House.
When To Visit:
The sanctuary is open all year, but is best avoided from June to August due to the monsoon.