Best Kerala Wildlife Sanctuaries & National Parks

Discover some of the best wildlife sanctuaries & national parks in Kerala
The state of Kerala in South India has a rich diversity of flora and fauna. It conserves 10,336 sq km of forests forming 29.101% of the total geographic area of the state. Kerala is one of the 34 Biodiversity hot spots in the World and Kerala has close to 90 % of its vertebrate fauna.

Bird Sanctuaries in Kerala

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
  • Location: Thattekad
  • Known as: Richest bird habitat on peninsular India
  • Species: Indian Pitta, Orange-headed thrush, Large-billed leaf-warbler, Jerdon's nightjar, Indian cuckoo, Yellow-browed bulbuls etc.
Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
  • Location: Mysore
  • Known as: Parrot Park
  • Species: Scarlet macaw, Great Military Macaw, Hyacinth Macaw, Blue-and-gold macaw, Blue-throated macaw, Catalina macaw etc.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Location: Kumarakom, Kottayam District
  • Species: Waterfowl, Cuckoo, Darter, and Brahminy kite, as well as the migratory Siberian crane, Parrot, teal, lark, flycatcher etc.
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
  • Location: Malappuram District
  • Species: Terns, Gulls, Herons, Sandpipers and Cormorants. Notable species are Whimbrels and Brahminy kites

National Parks in Kerala

Eravikulam National Park
  • Location: Idukki District
  • Famous for: Nilgiri Tahr, lion-tailed macaques, gaur, Indian muntjac and sambar deer
Mathikettan Shola National Park
Mathikettan Shola National Park
  • Location: Poopara
  • Famous for: Elephants
Silent Valley
Silent Valley National Park
  • Location: Palakkad
  • Famous for: Lion-tailed macaque, Niligiri langur, Malabar giant squirrel, Nilgiri tahr and hairy-winged bat
Pampadum Shola National Park
Pampadum Shola National Park
  • Location: Idukki
  • Famous for: Nilgiri marten, Leopards and Indian wild dogs and Nilgiri flycatcher

Safaris in Kerala

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Idukki District
  • Famous for: Panthers, Spotted deer, Indian elephants, Tigers, Sambar deer, Hanuman monkey, Threatened Nilgiri tahr, vulnerable rusty-spotted cats, Giant squirrels
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Tiger Reserve
  • Location: Thekkady
  • Famous for: Tiger and elephant
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctury
  • Location: Wayanad
  • Famous for: Elephants, tigers, panthers, jungle cats, civet cats, monkeys, wild dogs, bisons, deer, bears, monitor lizards and a variety of snakes are seen
Lion Safari Park
Lion Safari Park
  • Location: Kallikadu
  • Famous for: Lion

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