Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Some of the Renowned Wildlife Sanctuaries around Kerala

Tropical hegemony of Kerala has always been a land of surprise and the typical atmospheric condition that supports the core of flora and fauna has made this Southern Territory a hub of vegetation and home of nature inhabitants. Owing to its organic environment almost 24% of the total land area is covered by the sway of forest and within the dense bushes of such area you would witness around 13 wildlife sanctuaries and 5 national parks which are assigned to protect and preserve the various character of natural world and its entity.

Through this article today we are going to talk about the diversity that lives within the orgasmic ambience of Kerala and would try to illustrate the importance by defining some of the sanctuaries and National parks of the state.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary 
PeriyarWildlife Sanctuary
Without a shoe of doubt the Periyar wildlife sanctuary which is located at the hilly area of Western Ghats is amongst the most designated wildlife sanctuary of India. The gesture of nature that sways along with the flow of river Periyar has blessed this animal shelter with all the essential amenities. The walks of the sanctuary which is dominated by the stands of Savannah grassland, evergreen forest and deciduous forest acts as an emulsifier where roughly 265 varieties of birds, 35 species of mammals and numerous varieties of flora nestles to decorate the site.

A walk here would be more than a journey because what you had witnessed in national geographic channel and discovery will come into real picture and those amazing species living at the verge of extinction would welcome you with its all arms of open to understand their origin and nature. Some of the renowned species of wildlife living within the dense vegetation of Periyar are langurs, sambars, wild elephants, boars, flying squirrels, etc.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
For bird watchers and ornithologist the walk of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary would be more than just a dream because a soothing backwater that flows and nurtures the diversity of the Bird sanctuary allows traveler to view the audacity of migratory birds.  Sprawled over an area of around 14 acres the serenity that lives within the sanctuary is disturbed only by the flocks of various birds.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary for bird enthusiast is like heaven because an emerald brilliance of Vembanad Lake that flows around its surrounding allows traveler to take backwater trip which in turn would widen their opportunity to get more vivid view of the distinct bird living here.

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary which is located at the Palakkad district is one of the most sought after wildlife destinations in Kerala. Those challenging hill ranges which is elevated at a height of around 300 to 1438 m above sea level allows traveler to view the surroundings which is lived by tranquility and sophistication. Sprawled over an area of around 285 square kilometer the sanctuary is renowned for its teak plantation and most of the traveler walks here to witness the oldest teak tree which is located within the vast area of the animal shelter.

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is amongst the protected wildlife sanctuary and here you would have an opportunity to view some of the renowned species of animals like spotted deers, jungle cats, wild dogs, leopards, sambars, Indian bisons etc.

Lush green environment which is complimented by the series of waterfalls makes this place a true bounty of nature and a journey here would not be tagged just to revere the wildlife but the eternal magnificent that surrounds the site acts as a driving element of the sanctuary.

Eravikulam National Park
Biodiversity living within this national park commands an elevation which in turn has balanced the ecosystem of the Eravikulam National Park. Nestled within the helms of Idduki district along with the Western Ghats the alluring fauna which is complimented by the Shola grassland has made this protected area the hub of tourist. The scenic location of the National park which is complimented by small tributaries acts as natural ingredients of the park beside that the park comprises the entity of rare species like NilgiriTahr, elephants, tigers, sambars, langurs, and many more.

Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary
The panoramic relief of the wildlife sanctuary which is dominated by the stands of evergreen and deciduous forest makes the sanctuary one of the significant animal shelters of Kerala. The wildlife sanctuary of Peppara which is adorned by the catchment of Peppara dam provides drinking water to the people living within the Thiruvananthapuram city. 

Sprawled over an area of around 53 square kilometer the dense vegetation of the animal shelter is lived by various wildlife animals like tigers, gaurs, panthers, sambars, wild dogs, Malabar squirrels, Nilgiri langurs and many more.

Chenthuruni Wildlife Sanctuary
Chenthuruni Wildlife Sanctuary which is dominated by the transparency of the mountain and the Chenthuruni River are amongst the most scenic and designated wildlife sanctuaries of Kerala. An endowing stream that flows at either side of the sanctuary is surrounded by dense vegetation which in turn has made this animal shelter completely organic and natural.

Within here traveler would have an opportunity to view mild and numerous species of blossoms beside that the availability of scenic surroundings makes this sanctuary amazing and splendid. Walk here to view and understand the glory and behavior of wildlife species like that of tiger, elephants, deer and many more.


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