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Parambikulam

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Parambikulam


Parambikulam in Palakkad is a part of the ecological portion of the Nelliyampathy-Anamalai landscape. It was declared as Tiger Reserve in 2009 with a cumulative area of 643.66 sq. km, which includes a core area of 390.89 and a 252.77 sq. km buffer area. 

The picturesque forest of Parambikulam is home to a plethora of indigenous flora and fauna. This lush paradise has around 40 species of mammals, 47 species of fish and 250 species of birds.

Parambikulam is a trekkers paradise. The place offers several trekking packages for travellers. This park is characterized by its two slopes and seven valleys. Vengolimala and Karimala Gopuram (the tallest peak in the area), offer a magnificent view of the valley, surrounded by a multitude of endemic creatures.

Another major attraction here is the teak plantations.  It is the first scientifically managed teak plantation in the world and is home to the tallest and oldest teak tree (Kannimara).

  Topics: Palakkad   Wildlife  

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