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Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

The Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary lies in the Western Ghats ranges, on the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, covering an area of 285 square kilometers, was declared a reserved forest in the 1950s, and upgraded to a wildlife sanctuary in 1962. The Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for its animal and bird population, as well as its magnificent teak forests. A giant teak tree in the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is 40 meters high and has a girth of 6 meters.

The many streams and rivulets flowing down the gently sloping terrain lend a distinct charm to the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary. The river Chalakudi meanders gently through the sanctuary, to be joined by many of these streams. The highest peak is the Karimala Gopuram, towering above the valley at a height of 1444 meters. Three artificial lakes at the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary are a haven for fish and water birds.

Bonnet macaques, bear, elephants, tigers, leopards, wildcat, civets, barking deer, wild boar and fox find shelter in the evergreen, deciduous forests and bamboo groves of the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is also home to the rare Nilgiri Tahr. The smaller mammals include mongoose, pangolin and squirrels. The lakeside and river banks are home to the crocodile, terrapin, cane turtle, aral, noori, exyprius and many other kinds of fish. Also found here are the cormorants, kingfisher and darters that prey on the fish. The treetops shelter eagles, woodpeckers, broad billed rollers and Indian hornbill. The moist soil and dark fissures are home to the cobra, krait, viper, krait, vine snake, and python.

Boat rides on the lakes at the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary are a very popular tourist attraction. Visitors are keen to cruise the picturesque lakes as it gives them as chance to see the wild denizens of the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary from close quarters.

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