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Parambikulam Tiger resrve  

Wildlife in Parambikulam

Special attractions
Kannimara Teak

Dam view points

Valley View Points

Parambikulam Dam

Thunakadavu Dam

Dolmens

Night halt packages

Honey Comb

Tented Niche

Thunakkadavu Treehouse

Parambikulam Treehouse

Jungle camps

Parambikulam Tiger Reserve is situated in Chittur taluk of Palakkad district and is about 100 km away from Palakkad. The challenging hill ranges here are placed at an altitude of 300 to 1438 m above sea level and the place offers a good climate with temperatures ranging from 15 degree Celsius to 32 degree Celsius. Sprawling over an area of 285 sq km, Parambikulam can boast of the first scientifically managed teak plantations of the world and also houses the world's tallest and oldest teak tree.
Veettikunnu Island Nest
Bamboo Island

Activities

Accommodation inside Parambikulam Tiger reserve

Bird Watching

Jungle Safari

Tented Niche

7 tents in same compound.
Can accommodate 2 + 1 in one room.
Includes all meals, Safari by shared vehicle, boating by Bamboo raft, trekking, and tribal dance. Details

Honeycomb

10 rooms under same roof.
Can accommodate 2 + 1 in one room.
Includes all meals, Safari by shared vehicle, boating by Bamboo raft, trekking, and tribal dance. Details

Bamboo Rafting

Tribal Symphony

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How to Reach

Sanctuary Rules

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Thunakkadave Treehouse

Isolated treehouse near the lake.
Can accommodate 2 in one room.
Includes all meals, Safari by shared vehicle, boating by Bamboo raft, trekking.
Good to have your own car with you, when you stay here. Details

Parambikulam Treehouse

Treehouse close to Honeycomb.
Can accommodate 2 in one room.
Includes all meals, Safari by shared vehicle, boating by Bamboo raft, trekking, and tribal dance. Details

Vettikunnu Island

An isolated island 1.5 hours away from main land - Simple beds, common bath room.
Can accommodate 5 persons.
The meals are prepared by your cook. You have to pay the cooking charges and ingredients. Details

Bamboo Island

An island 30 minute away from main land - Simple beds, common bath room.
Can accommodate 5 persons.
The meals are prepared by your cook. You have to pay the cooking charges and ingredients. Details
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Wildlife in Parambikulam Sanctuary.
Butterflies in Parambikualm SancturyThe sanctuary is endowed with very rich and diverse wildlife due to the mosaic pattern of vegetation.

The ecotones (edge effects) created at the interspersion of different vegetation types are the vital wildlife habitats. Such junctions are plenty in this sanctuary and are well distributed as well. Same is the case with water resources constituted by the reservoirs, rivers and streams. The abundant herbivore population present in the sanctuary in turn support a substancial population of predators like tiger and leopard. In a nutshell, following is the faunal diversity available in this sanctuary in various catagories.

Butterflies in Parambikualm SancturyCategory Species

Mammals 39
Amphibians 16 Butterflies in Parambikualm Sanctury
Birds 268
Reptiles 61
Fish 47
Insects 1049
Butterflies 124

Tiger (Panthera tigris)

Tiger, the charismatic predator of the jungle, delineates its own territory and lives within that. The territory is marked by urinating on the trees and rocks along the boundary. Trespass by another male usually ends up in conflict which turns into a bloody battle sometimes. The tigresses in a family may have overlapping territories within the male's territory. Even though tiger is a powerful predator with plenty of tactics, it is observed that only one in twenty attempts of hunting is really successful.
Tiger in Parambikulam Tiger Reserve. Tiger in Parambikulam Tiger Reserve. Tiger in Parambikulam Tiger Reserve. 
Leopard or Panther and Cheetah

Butterflies in Parambikualm SancturyLeopard and Panther are one and the same and its zoological name is Panthera pardus.

Black Panther is not a separate species. Blackness, the general darkening of colour is due to the excessive presence of a substance called Melanin which intensifies pigmentation. The production of melanin is increased where there is a combination of high temperature, humidity and reduced light. Both black and normal-coloured cubs may be produced in the same litter. They are prevalent in the rain-swept Equatorial forests south of Malaya.

Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) also known as hunting leopard is different from the ordinary leopard and distinct. The distinguishing features are small round head, slim waist line, prominent tear marks and solid close-set individual black spots. They are more common in Africa. It is supposed to be extinct in India.
 
 
Butterflies in Parambikualm SancturyIndian Wild Dog or Dhole

The Wild Dogs (Cuon alpinus) are social animals moving about in 'Packs'. The pack may be one family or aggregation of several families. In packs they are capable of hunting larger prey and the way of killing is gruesome. They are capable of eating meat several times their body weight. Wild dogs generally communicate with each other with a peculiar 'whistling' cry and they don't bark like the common dogs.
 
 
Primates in ParambikulamPrimates (Apes, Monkeys and Lemurs)

'Fur-picking', the universal habit among the apes and monkeys is not a hunt for lice or fleas. They are naturally remarkably free from these vermin. On the contrary it is a means of social communication between members of the troop (a group of monkeys) and to develop strong social bond. Hoolock Gibbon (Hylobates hoolock) is the only ape found in India. Rest of the monkeys are all macaques and langurs.
 
Elephants in Parambikulam
Elephant (Elephas maximus)

Bear in ParambikulamElephants are the largest mammal living on land. Elephants are of two namely African Elephant and Asiatic.
Difference between African and Asian Elephants

African Elephant
Larger than Asian Elephant
Both male and female possess tusks
Ears are larger than Asian Elephants
Highest point is the Head
Difficult to get tamed

Butterflies in Parambikualm SancturyAsian Elephant

Smaller than African Elephant
Only male possess tusks
Ears are smaller than African Elephants
Highest point is the back
Can be tamed easily

Elephant is facing a threat to its life from poachers due to the fact that it possesses valuable ivory.The ivory of elephant is not a distinct organ but an extension and modification of its teeth, the upper incisors.
Elephant in Parambikulam Sanctuary. Elephant in Parambikulam Sanctuary.
Bison and Gaur

The Gaur in our forests are generally wrongly referred to as Bison which is a misnomer. What we see in Indian forests is Gaur (Bos gaurus) and not Bison. Gaur is also known as Indian Bison. Gaur is a wild relative of our domestic cows and not buffaloes.
Wildllife in Parambikulam reserve Wildllife in Parambikulam reserve
 
Wildllife in Parambikulam reserveAntlers are solid horns that are skeletal in origin. They are shed when old and new antlers grow. Antlers are possessed by Cervids, members of the deer family. Only the males possess antlers.

Horns and Antlers

Horns are different from antlers. Horns are external in origin. It is hollow sheath covering the bony core arising from the skull. They persist throughout life. They may wear and flake off as new horn grows below. Horns are characteristic of Bovidae, the cows and buffaloes family. Both the sexes sport horns, the only difference being that horns of male are massive and that of the females are smaller and less massive.
 
   
 
Honey Comb
This is an overnight stay package available at Parambikulam old heritage buildings as Honey Comb Complex. The visitors availing this package will get the opportunity to see the eco-development activities carried out in and around Parambikulam. This package includes jungle safari, bamboo rafting, tribal symphony, bird watching and trekking with delicious food. The salient features of this package are follows.
Halting at old heritage buildings with real nature experience.

All rooms are electrified with attached bath and toilet.
Dining in a tribal hut with buffet system.
Local Vegetarian / Non-vegetarian foods are available.
Each room will be looked by one Naturalist
10 rooms are available, two persons per room, One extra person permitted.

Programmes Offered

Day 1 :
12.45 pm : Check-in
1.00 pm : Welcome drink (Soft)
1.30 pm : Lunch
2.45 pm : Briefing and Orientation
3.15 pm : Jungle Safari
5.00 pm : Bamboo Rafting
5.45 pm : Tribal Symphony
8.30 pm : Dinner

Day 2 :
6.00 am : Wakeup call & Tea
6.30 am : Trekking & Bird Watching
9.00 am : Breakfast
10.00 am : Checkout
11.30 am : Interpretation Centre at Anappady
 
Tented Niche
This is a unique camping opportunity provided at Anappady campus to experience the nature. It is a package programme inclusive of vehicle safari, bamboo rafting, bird watching, trekking and tribal symphony with food and accommodation. The salient features of this package are follows.
Halting at eco friendly hut with real nature experience.

All huts are electrified with attached bath and toilet.
Dining in a tribal hut with buffet system.
Local Vegetarian / Non-vegetarian foods are available.
Each tent will be looked by one Naturalist.
7 tents are available, two persons per tent, One extra person permitted.

Program Schedule :

Day 1 :

12.45 pm : Checkin
1.00 pm : Welcome drink (Soft)
1.30 pm : Lunch
2.45 pm : Briefing and Orientation
3.15 pm : Jungle Safari
5.00 pm : Bamboo Rafting
5.45 pm : Tribal Symphony
6.00 pm : Dusk Drive
8.30 pm : Dinner

Day 2 :
6.00 am : Wakeup call & Tea
6.30 am : Trekking & Bird Watching
9.00 am : Breakfast
10.00 am : Interpretation Centre
11.30 am : Checkout
 
 
Thunakkadavu Treehouse
Treetops are the unique place for experiencing and enjoying the jungle nights. The panoramic lake view at the backdrop from the top of the tree tops are mesmerizing to anyone. This treetop hut constructed on the banks of Thunacadavu Reservoir. Let us experience the million dollar satisfaction in the natures own abode.

The salient features of this package are follows.

Halting at eco friendly treetop hut with real nature experience.
The huts are electrified with attached bath and toilet.
Local Vegetarian / Non-vegetarian foods are available.
The visitors will be accompanied by one Naturalist
Two persons permitted.

This package is linked with Tented Niche

Programmes Offered

Day 1 :
12.45 pm : Check - in
1.00 pm : Welcome drink (Soft)
1.30 pm : Lunch
2.45 pm : Briefing and Orientation
3.15 pm : Jungle Safari
5.00 pm : Bamboo Rafting
5.45 pm : Tribal Symphony
6.00 pm : Dusk Drive
8.30 pm : Dinner

Day 2 :
6.00 am : Wakeup call & Tea
6.30 am : Trekking & Bird Watching
9.00 am : Breakfast
10.00 am : Interpretation Centre
11.30 am : Checkout
 
 
Parambikulam Treehouse
Parambikulam Treetops are the unique place for experiencing and enjoying the jungle nights. The panoramic lake view at the backdrop from the top of the tree tops are mesmerizing to anyone. This treetop hut constructed on the banks of Thunacadavu Reservoir. Let us experience the million dollar satisfaction in the natures own abode. The salient features of this package are follows.
Halting at eco friendly treetop hut with real nature experience.

The huts are electrified with attached bath and toilet.
Local Vegetarian / Non-vegetarian foods are available.
The visitors will be accompanied by one Naturalist
Two persons permitted.

This package is linked with Honey Comb

Programmes Offered

Day 1 :
12.45 pm : Check-in
1.00 pm : Welcome drink (Soft)
1.30 pm : Lunch
2.45 pm : Briefing and Orientation
3.15 pm : Jungle Safari
5.00 pm : Bamboo Rafting
5.45 pm : Tribal Symphony
8.30 pm : Dinner

Day 2 :
6.00 am : Wakeup call & Tea
6.30 am : Trekking & Bird Watching
9.00 am : Breakfast
10.00 am : Checkout
11.30 am : Interpretation Centre at Anappady
 
Veettikunnu Island Nest
This is an ideal place for experiencing and enjoying the paradise of nature in a serene island. Before getting into and witness the wonderful night stay one will have the great opportunity to cruise on a row boat along the island stretches. Don’t miss the viewing of sunset, mind blowing serenity and rich wildlife. Trekkers and bird viewers have excellent time to look around the island. The salient features of this package are follows.

One Naturalist will accompany the visitors from Anappady and four experienced EDC boatmen will join from the Peruvaripallam dam site.
This package is without food however the visitors are free to cater with their own provisions.
Check-in time from 1.00 pm and check out time ; 10.00 am
Maximum No. of persons permitted are 5
 
 
Bamboo Island
This is an opportunity for visitors to camp at the top of the bamboo clump in an island in the Peruvarippallam Reservoir and enjoy the natural beauty with rich wildlife.

The salient features of this package are follows.

Camping at top of the Bamboo grove available in the island.
One Naturalist will accompany the visitors from Anappady and Four boatmen will join from the Peruvaripallam dam site.

This package includes cruise in Bamboo-Raft in Peruvarippallam Reservoir and reach the island for overnight halt. This package is without food (The tourist are free to cater for their food provisions).
Food provision to be procured by the guest and could be cooked and served by the naturalist and boatmen at the island.

Check-in time from 1.00 pm
heck out time ; 11.00 am
After checking out the ecotourists could enjoy a safari in their own vehicle to visit Thunakkadav Dam, Kannimara Teak, Dam view point, Valley view point, and Parambikulam Dam.kadavu
 
Bird Watching
 
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Jungle Safari
A jungle safari which will quench one’s desire to witness all important wildlife in the park.

A 3 ½ hour jungle safari will reveal the inner secrets of Parambikulam to outside world. This unique safari programme is offered for the Day visitors between 7.00 am and 3.00 pm daily by FDA operated Safari vehicles. One trained tribal naturalist will accompany the jungle safari from Anappady, and he will describe the features enroute. Free drinking water is provided in the vehicle. The visitors can experience Orientation Centre, view points like lake view, Dam view, valley view points, engineering marvels like Parambikulam dam, Thunacadavu dam, Earthdam and assemblage of tribal culture (Tribal Heritage Centre) and World famous largest teak on planet earth - the Kannimara teak.

The day visitors can reach upto Information Centre Anappady by their own vehicle from their Jungle Safari will start by the FDA operated vehicles. No private vehicles of day visitors will be allowed inside the park.

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Jungle Safari in Parambikulam
Bamboo Rafting
A unique rowing experience cruising on the century old locally designed bamboo rafts through the vast reservoirs of Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary. During the rafting one can witness the magnificent gift of nature. Also one will have an opportunity to get a panoramic view of Parambikulam landscape and to sight some of the most endangered species on this earth which includes elephants, Guars, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Hornbill, Nilgiri Langoor, Wild dogs, Leopard, Crocodile and perhaps the king of jungle – The Royal Bengal Tiger may join this elite list.

Bamboo rafting is included in the price, when you stay in Tented Niche / Honeycomb.
 
 
Tribal Symphony
This programme is performed by the women EDC members representing from Kadas and Earthdam colony. This is for the visitors availing Tented niche, Honey Comb and Tree Top packages. This is performed in the open stage at Parambikulam centre for thirty minutes.
 
 
Kannimara Teak
Kannimara Teak is one of the worlds largest living teak tree found in Parambikulam with amazing girth of 7.02 m and height of 39.98 m. This tree was awarded Maha Virksha puraskar during 1994-95. According to the local tribal belief here when this tree was tried to cut down, the blood spurted out from the place of cut. This tree was being since then worshipped by the local tribes in Parambikulam as "Virgin tree". Thus the name Kannimara is given as the word ‘ Kanni’ means ‘Virgin’. This tree has been awarded ‘Mahavriksha Puraskar’ by the Government of India.
Kannimara Teak, Parambikulam
Dam view points
 
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Valley View Points
 
Valley View points at Parambikulam Valley view, Parambikulam
 
Parambikulam Dam
 
Parambikulam Dam
Thunakadavu Dam
 
Thunakadave Dam, Parambikulam
Dolmens
DolmensDolmens are the traditional cemeteries of tribal head men of Parambikulam Wildlife sanctuary.
The Dolmens found in the forest of Parambikulam Sanctuary is believed to be 300 years old according the local tribes.


These Dolmens are beautifully erected with the help of flat stones and it is really an archeological marvel and traditional tribal heritage.
How to Reach
The sanctuary is situated in the Chittur taluk of Palakkad revenue district in the state of Kerala. Surrounding the sanctuary are Pollachi and Valparai taluks of Coimbatore district in the state of Tamil Nadu and Thrissur and Mukundapuram taluks of Thrissur district of Kerala.

The sanctuary is approachable only by road and is 95km from Palakkad (Kerala state) and about 100km away from Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu state).

The nearest town is Pollachi (Tamil Nadu), which is 39km away. As of now the only road leading to the sanctuary is the Ambrampalayam-Parambikulam road passing through places in Tamil Nadu viz., Anamalai, Vettaikaranpudur and Sethumadai including (Top Slip) Indira Gandhi Wildlife sanctuary and National Park. There is no road directly connecting Parambikulam with the rest of Kerala without having to pass through Tamil Nadu.
 
 
 
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