For long stretches, there is not even a beaten path and you’d suspect if you’re lost and are the first one to tread on this virgin patch of woods. You’re inside Siruvani in Kalladikodan hill ranges of Palakkad.
The sprawling forest, which merges with the woods of Tamilnadu, is home to the popular tourist destination of Palakkad district – Siruvani dam site. The mineral-rich water from Siruvani reservoir nourishes the district of Coimbatore, quenching its thirst and has been irrigating its rice fields for many decades. The forest here is rich with different kinds of birds, both native and visitors. Sightings of shaheen falcons, blue capped rock thrush, crested honey buzzards, Jerdon’s nightjars, black-chinned laughing thrushes, Malabar trogans and Great hornbill attract bird lovers from far off places.
Siruvani offers both jungle safari and trekking together.
To explore the beauty of Siruvani, the best choice is to go for the safari to Keralamedu. A destination managed by Mannarkad Eco-tourism, the safari to Keralamedu unleashes yourself to the wilderness of jungle. Oblivious of your presence, butterflies continue their raid on flowers all along the path up the hill. The trip starts from Inchikunnu check post; you have to carry your own vehicle for the safari. You are going to drive through one of the most virgin rainforests in Kerala. After driving around 10 km you will reach the Siruvani Dam. At the Dam, one is greeted by two gateways on either side of the road across the dam that are typical of the Kerala and Tamil architectural styles. Then move forward to reach Keralamedu grasslands, the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is an hour trekking and the place offers majestic views of hills and also the splendid view of Coimbatore.
Visiting Time: 09.00 AM to 03.00 PM
Rs. 35/- for Adult
Rs. 10/- for Children
Rs. 160/- for Foreigner
Rs. 40/- Camera (for both video and photo)
Rs. 400/- for Guide
Rs. 800/- for Car /Jeep
Rs. 1100/- for Tempo Traveller/Mini Bus
Divisional Forest Officer
Ph: +91 4924 222574
By Road: Mannarkkad is the nearest town. Mannarkkad is about 38 kms from Palakkad Bus Station
By Rail: 47 km from Palakkad Railway Station
By Air: 41 Kms from Coimbatore International Airport (Tamil Nadu)
DISCLAIMER : Since the availability of Eco Tourism Packages are subject to change based on climate and other conditions, please make sure you confirm its availability beforehand. We will not be held responsible for any inconveniences caused owing to the unavailability of any specific package.