Best Wildlife Sanctuaries and Parks in Kerala

Kerala in south India is also known as God’s own country, and why wouldn’t it be? It’s filled with so many backwaters, beautiful tourist attractions, thrilling activities, and out of this world, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and forest reserves, and we are here with Kerala’s top 10 wildlife sanctuaries and national parks.

Time for a wildlife safari South Indian style

Let’s enjoy the beauty of nature and wildlife at these South Indian wildlife sanctuaries and national parks handpicked by our team at India By Car and Driver.

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the state highway 17 and 18 km facing the north of the Marayoor city in the Idukki district.

It covers a region of around 90 sq. km and with 225 noted species of colorful birds, making it a delight for bird lovers.

  • The best time to stop over is December to April.

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Eravikulam National Park

Covering more than 100 sq km, Eravikulam National Park is located in the Idukki region alongside the Western Ghats.

It is at a span of 13 km against the northeast side of Munnar and offers a condo to the Nilgiri tahr, a threatened mountain goat.    

  • The perfect time to explore is from April to June and September to November.

Eravikulam National Park

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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Kumarakom bird sanctuary is a heaven for all bird lovers and bird watchers, beyond the charming varieties of Indian birds, such as egret, cormorant, brahminy kite, waterfowl, and heron.

The destination is also a favorite spot for many stunning migratory birds like Siberian stork, darter, teal, and egret.

  • Between June and August is great, but most of the migratory bird’s group between November and February.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in Thekkady city, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is in the Idukki and Pathanamthitta regions of Kerala. The Periyar Lake was created as a water reserve is the hub of the sanctuary.

The park borders the 26 sq km lake and provides a chance to the visitors to ride about in a boat, adoring the splendid wonders of nature that are presented all over heavily.

  • The ideal time to go is November to April.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Silent Valley National Park

Silent Valley covers a 90 sq km rainforest that might not rank amongst the famous wildlife sanctuaries of Kerala.

However, it’s one of the most natural and untouched rainforests in the whole subcontinent. The Silent Valley National Park is located in the Palakkad region and is kept over the beautiful Nilgiri hills.

  • You are good to go between November and March.

Silent Valley National Park

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Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary is an evergreen low-land jungle located in the Kothamangalam Taluk of Ernakulam area.

Spreading in a region of 25 sq km, the park takes the northern bank of the Periyar River and is the first inaugurated bird sanctuary in Kerala.  

  • Start packing your bags between May and July.   

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

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Wayanad Sanctuary

The region between the south and north halves of the reserve is now majorly taken by plantations. Both the sanctuaries cover approximately 344 sq km of land.

  • You will have a great stay here from June to October.

The Wayanad Sanctuary has been sectioned into two individual wildlife sanctuaries, Muthanga and Tholpetty.

Wayanad Sanctuary

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Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary

Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary is an ecologically essential zone in the center of the town of Kochi. The sanctuary has a mangrove jungle that provides a home to various local and migratory birds.  

The beautiful creatures come to the area in hefty amounts with each change in the season. The most often seen species of birds are little cormorant and black-crowned night heron.   

  • We recommend going between May and June.

Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary

Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary

Spreading over an area of 55 sq km, the Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the western slopes of the Western Ghats.  

The height of the hills is between 50 m and 1145 m, and lush to semi-evergreen forests wrap the place’s surface.

  • Go between June and October for a great experience.

Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary

Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary

This heaven of nature is proud of various types of forest land, semi-evergreen, evergreen, and wet transient.

Another hypnotizing part of the park is the dam built on the River Chimmini, which has also led to the creation of an alluring Lake.

  • Go between June and October for the best time.

Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary

As India By Car and Driver, we recommend our Kerala Tour Package and the Southern Explorer Tour Package for the best tour with your family and friends in Kerala and South India.

Kerala in south India is also known as God’s own country, and why wouldn’t it be? It’s filled with many backwaters, beautiful tourist attractions, thrilling activities, and out-of-this-world national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and forest reserves.

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