The scenic landscape, meandering streams, cascading waterfalls and abundant biodiversity ... Parambikulam has every reason to make you fall in love with its beautiful ambience. This heavenly destination is perhaps the most attractive place in entire Western Ghats and popularly known as 'Nature's Own Home'. Nature lovers and enthusiasts of fauna and flora from different parts of the country and abroad come here to enjoy animal sightings. Many people just love to see the elegance of Mother Nature and capture the same in their lenses.

This enormous area of land includes evergreen forests, semi-evergreen forests, sweet deciduous mountain pastures and Shoal forests, which house a diverse range of fauna and flora. Also, there are artificial vegetation such as teak plantations and the freshwater ecosystem, created by the construction of three dams to enrich the area with sufficient water supply. This region has the distinction of being the very first scientifically managed teak plantation in the world.

The animals found here consist of Lion-tailed Macaque, Nilgiri Tahr, Elephant, Tiger, Panther, Wild Boar, Sambar, Hat Macaque, Nilgiri Langur, Lazarus Bear as well as Nilgiri Small Morer Travancore 'Flying Squirrel and Gaur. Trees like Teak, Neem, Sandalwood, contribute to the flora of the landscape.

The birds found here are the Gray-headed Fishing Eagle, the Peninsular Bay Owl, the Ramil Nilgiri, the Black-headed Kingfisher, the Great Black Peak and the Lesser Gray-Headed Fish Eagle. The Mahseer species of endangered fish is also found in this region.

Things to do in Parambikulam

River canoeing with exquisite rivers, flowing through Parambikulam Reserve.

Go for a hike in Muthuvarachal Parambikulam Dam and check the fauna and flora of the forest. Visit Anakkal Vayal, which is popularly known as the ‘Dining Table of Parambikulam’ of tigers.

The Safari experience in the jungle.

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