Parambikulam tiger reserve is tiger reserve in Nelliampathy – Anamalai region on the Western Ghats in Palakkad district, Kerala state, India.
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 Anappadi. Thunakadavu is the headquarters of the Sanctuary at around 8 kilometers from Anappadi.
There are railway stations at Palakkad and Coimbatore, where almost all trains stops. The nearest airport is at Coimbatore.