Parambikulam tiger reserve was earlier known as Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary. Its a Tiger reserve under ‘Project Tiger‘, a project to save Bengali Tiger, the national animal of India. Apart from Tigers, the beats of this jungle includes Wild Boar, Sambar, Gaur, Panthers, etc,. There are a large number of Elephants in this reserved forests.
The tree houses inside the tiger reserve allows great view of the wildlife from vantage points. There are watch towers at Anappadi and Zungam, inside the Tiger reserve.
Parambikulam tiger reserve is spread over an area of 643.66 Square kilometers. This Wild life sanctuary is rich in peninsular flora and fauna, which are well conserved, due to minimal human interference.
Parambikulam tiger reserve is situated close to Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary. Parambikulam is one among the very few sanctuaries that allows trekking within the park. You need to take prior permission from the forest department office at Anappadi.
Parambikulam Dam, the number one embankment dam India in terms of its volume and one among the top 10 such dams in the world, is situated within the Tiger reserve. Thunakadavu Dam and Peruvaripallam Dam are two other dams within this Tiger reserve.
How Do I Go to Parambikulam Tiger Reserve?
Parambikulam tiger reserve is at around 95 kilometers distance from Coimbatore, The entry point to Sanctuary is situated at Anappadi. The headquarters of the Sanctuary is situated at Thunakadavu, around 8 kilometers distance from Anappadi. Contact numbers are 09442201690, 09442201691 and the Email id is [email protected]
There are railway stations at Palakkad and Coimbatore. Coimbatore is a major railway station which is well connected to the rest of India. The nearest airport is the Coimbatore International airport at Peelamedu, at around 13 kilometers from the city center.