Known for its sun-kissed beaches, backwater cruises and age-old traditions of Ayurveda, God’s Own Country, Kerala is also a treasure trove of exotic wildlife!
Kerala’s lush green landscape has a huge forest area of 11,125 sq km and is home to 5 national parks and 13 wildlife sanctuaries. From tigers, wild elephants, mongooses and exotic birds, the wildlife here draws a majority of the tourists. Here’s a look at these beautiful animals you must visit these national parks and sanctuaries for:
Stripe-Necked Mongoose, Periyar National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary
Spotted Deer, Peechi-Vazhani Sanctuary
Peacock, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
Mugger Crocodile, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Wild Boar, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
Malabar Giant Squirrel, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Sloth Bear, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary
Malabar Trogon, Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary
Hanuman Monkey, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Lion-Tailed Macaque, Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary
Sambar Deer, Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary
White-Breasted Waterhen, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
Indian Bison/Gaur, Kurinjimala Sanctuary
Bengal Tiger, Eravikulam National Park
Nilgiri Tahr, Silent Valley National Park
Pumped up to visit Kerala? Join us on a trail to find these beautiful creatures!
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