Best Tamil Nadu Wildlife Sanctuaries & National Parks

Discover best wildlife sanctuaries & national parks by categories in Tamil Nadu
The forest area of Tamil Nadu State is 26,345 Sq.Kms which is 20.26% of state area. It ranks 14th among all the States and Union Territories of India in terms of total protected area. Forest cover plays crucial role in the maintenance of mountain ecology and economy with particular reference to soil, water and environmental conservation.

Bird Sanctuaries in Tami Nadu

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
  • Location: Kancheepuram District
  • Species: Cormorants, Darters, Grebes, large Egrets, little Egrets, Moorhens, night Herons, Paddy birds, etc.
Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary
  • Location: Thirupattur
  • Species: Grey Herons, Darters, Spoonbills, Asian openbill stork, night Herons, little Cormorant, little Egret, intermediate Egret, etc.
Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary
  • Location: Nagapattinam District
  • Species: Spot-billed Pelican, Nordmann's greenshank, Spoon-billed sandpiper, Black-necked stork, Black-headed ibis, etc.
Koothankulam Bird Sanctuary
  • Location: Nanguneri Taluk
  • Species:: Bar-headed goose, Siberia, Common sandpiper, Siberia, Common teal, Siberia, Coot, central Siberia, Green sandpiper, Siberia, etc.
Suchindram Theroor Birds Sanctuary
  • Location: Suchindram town
  • Species: Spot-billed pelicans, Cattle egrets, Great cormorants, Darter, Purple swamphen, Bronze-winged jacana, kingfisher, etc.
Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary
  • Location: Ariyalur District
  • Species: Bar-headed goose, Northern pintail, White Stork, Northern shoveler, Garganey, Blue-winged teal, Spot-billed Pelican, etc.

National Parks in Tamil Nadu

Mudumalai National Park
  • Location: Nilgiri District
  • Famous for: Elephant, Tiger, Gaur, Leopard, Deer, Wild dog etc. There are about 200 species of birds in the park, including White rumped vulture, Owls etc.
Anamalai Tiger Reserve
  • Location: Udumalpet taluk
  • Famous for: Golden jackal, Leopard cat, Jungle cat, Spotted deer, Barking deer, Mouse deer, Wild boar, Bonnet macaque, Asian palm civet, Small Indian civet, etc.
Palani Hills Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park
  • Location: Dindigul District
  • Famous for: Indian Elephant, Wild Boar, Wild Ox, Grizzled Giant Squirrel, Nilgiri Tahr, Royal Bengal Tiger, Kaestlea palnica, etc.
Mukurthi National Park
  • Location: Nilgiri District
  • Famous for: Leopard, Bonnet macaque, Sambar deer, Barking deer, Chevrotain, Otter, Jungle cat, Small Indian civet, Wild dog, Jackal, etc.

Safari in Tamil Nadu

  • Location: Coimbatore district
  • Famous for: Bengal tiger, Indian elephant, Dhole, Nilgiri tahr, Lion-tailed macaque, Brown mongoose, Gaur, Rusty-spotted cat, Sloth bear, etc.
Arignar Anna Zoological Park
  • Location: Vandalur
  • Famous for: Lion, Gaur, Deer, Elephant , Flamingos, Seagulls, Teals, Storks and Herons
spotted deer
Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve
  • Location: Tirunelveli
  • Famous for: Elephant, Gaur, Bonnet, Macaque, Common languor, Tigers and Leopards, Chital, Dhole Panther, Sloth Bear, Python, Barking deer, etc.

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