Kerala is every tourist’s top destination due to its exotic charm. Ranging from cool deep blue waters of sandy beaches to criss cross canals formed backwaters to dark dense rain forests housing endangered and extinct variety of species with the backdrop of picturesque attractions. These wildlife reserves host to major fauna as Asian Elephant, Bengal Tiger, Leopard and Nilgiri Tahr. Kerala has amazing 453 species of birds and one would love to explore them in wet evergreen rain forests mix with deciduous and semi evergreen forests, displaying varied flora.
Whole of Kerala, be it north, south or central, Kerala is full of wildlife reserves at every nook and corner. There are six national park, 2 biosphere reserve and 15 wildlife sanctuary with single Periyar Tiger Reserve. Some of the well known reserves are Neyyar, Peppara, Kumarakom wildlife sanctuary, Thattekad bird sanctuary, Chinnar, Ldukki, Periyar wildlife sanctuary, silent valley national park, Wayanad wildlife sanctuary amd many other that form rich part of Kerala wildlife.
In north of the Kerala, the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary about 110 km away from Kozhikode, is the integraol part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. This very sanctuary is highly rich in flora and fauna and prserves the biological heritage of the region.
Eravikulam national park (central Kerala) in the midst of hill station of Munnar is an ideal place for seeing the biodiversity of rolling grasslands and Sholas. This park is famous for housing the endangered mountain goat of south India that is Nilgiri Tahr and one can encounter the same very closely. The slopes of the hills abound in many kinds of extinct flora of orchids, and wild balsams. Forming the exotic fauna here are the Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Langur, leopard, tiger, Indian bison, etc.
Peppara wildlife sanctuary (south Kerala) near Thiruvananthapuram is lying on the Western Ghats and is admired for its dam site, thick forest areas, crystal clear streams and rocky terrains ideal for adventure expeditions. The sanctuary has a rich population of mammalian fauna such as Asian elephant, sambar, leopard, lion-tailed macaque, can be seen here with avian attractions of Malabar Grey Hornbill, Whitebellied Treepie, Small Sunbird, etc.
Apart from these, there is abundance of lush green forest that will give you pleasant insight into rich exotic wildlife of Kerala. Explore richness of flora and fauna by exciting jungle safaris in the form of Camel safari or Elephant ride. Go for jungle camps and bonfire activities and experience thrilling lifetime experience.