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Southern India Jungles
|Main Forest Regions : ||Karnataka,
Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh|
|Famous Wildlife Reserves : ||Periyar
Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandipur & Nagarhole National Parks |
|Wildlife Attractions : ||Indian
Elephant, Bengal Tiger, Nilgiri Tahr|
|Best Time To Visit : ||October
Southern India is not just known for its
coastal beauty but also for its lush green sceneries, which enclose wildlife sanctuaries
that are wilder than life. Kerala has got one of the best sanctuaries in India
at Periyar for watching and photographing elephants at close quarters. With thickly
wooded hills, plateaus, deep valleys, waterfalls, rivers, marshes and streams,
the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary is a perfect holiday retreat.
Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala
Sanctuaries and National Parks in Southern India Jungles
Best known for its wildlife, is a must-see
for all the visitors to Kerala. The Periyar lake lies at the heart of the sanctuary,
which is a veritable paradise for all wildlife lovers.
Other Sanctuaries and National Parks in Southern India Jungles
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu
Situated at an elevation of 1,000
metres and extending over an area of 321-sq-kms, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
lies in the Nilgiri District adjoining Kerala and Karnataka states.
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Kerala
Deep inside the dense
tropical evergreen and deciduous forests and grassland patches is located the
Thatekkad Bird Sanctuary, home to India's bird population of about 500 winged
species. This sanctuary is located in between the parts of river Periyar.
Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala
One of the
major Lion safari sites of Kerala, Parambikulam has one of the largest population
of Gaur or Indian Bison. Among its other wildlife preservation attractions there
is a Crocodile Rearing Centre and a Deer Farm.
Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala
This silent valley is the only vestige
of a near virgin forest in the whole of the Western Ghats. The Park is the home
to the elephants, tigers, wild dog, flying squirrel and lioned tailed macaque.
Bandipur & Nagarhole National Parks, Karnataka
Two of the most attractive national parks of Karnataka are Nagarhole and Bandipur.
Even if separate entities, they are a part of a large neighboring wildlife reserve
that also includes Madumalai Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu and Wynad Reserve of Kerala.
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka
Located on the scenic banks of river Kali, Dandeli is flourished with richness
of flora and fauna. If you are a nature lover then you will definitely enjoy the
richness and diversity of this captivating wild land.
Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka
The Bhadra wildlife sanctuary in the Chickmagalur
& Shimoga Districts, is one of the most fascinating sanctuaries, sheltering
some exquisite flora & fauna.
Pulicat Wildlife Sanctuary,
Pulicat wildlife sanctuary is famous as the second largest brackish
water lagoon in India along the coast of Bay Bengal. It is also a well-known feeding
and breeding ground for a variety of aquatic and terrestrial birds.
Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh
Nagarjuna Sagar - Srisailam Sanctuary is one
of the biggest success stories of Project Tiger in India. Adjoining the reserve
is the large reservoir of the Nagarjunasagar Dam on the River Krishna.