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Parambikulam – A Sanctuary of World’s Tallest and oldest Teak Trees

seomanju on 17/01/11 city: delhi tags: Lifestyle kerala tour kerala tour packages Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary hill sations ecotour  Comment: 0 Save: 0

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, a heaven of tranquil greenery boasts of the first ever scientifically managed teak plantation. This plantation is also the home for the world’s tallest and oldest teak tree believed over 350 years old. Parambikkkulam wildlife sanctuary is located on the lap of the majestic Western Ghats and near Tamilnadu border. There are some peaks in this sanctuary very suitable as adventurous tourism spot. Karimala Gopuram and Vengoli are the favorite spots for visitors and those lucky even get to see endangered Nilgiri Tahrs(Mountain Goats). Three dams are the unique feature e of this Sanctuary and those are interconnected with tunnels, channels river courses and canals. Parambikulam, Thunacadavu and Perivarapallam dams are creating a deep freshwater ecosystem and adding diversity to this sanctuary. This is a famous ecotourism spot in Kerala bestowed with rich flora and Fauna, Parambikulam is a heaven for wildlife enthusiasts. While deer, sambar and gaur roam around in the Vayal area, deep inside the Sanctuary can be seen lion tailed macaques, slender loris, king cobras, the royal Bengal tiger, cane turtle and the Nilgiri marten; as also 250 species of birds including the Malabar grey hornbill, great pied hornbill and the Peninsular Bay owl. The Sanctuary's spectacular floral diversity - seen in the 285 species of endemic, rare and endangered flora, 1320 species of flowering plants, including 70 species of orchids, about 50 endangered medicinal plants - makes it ideal for nature lovers as well. Number of attractive ecotourism activities are arranged here for tourists and those help to get back them to the hands of Mother Nature during the holiday time. Camping out in the forests, watching the animals from the safety of the watch towers, boating, bamboo rafting and row boating in the reservoir, bird watching etc are the main arrangements. Parambikulam is a main hill station in Kerala with many peaks and valleys and offering an assortment of soft or tough adventure in your travel and vacation. For more information about Kerala Tour, Kerala tour packages and Kerala tours visit Kerala Tourism blog.


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