Visit Bengali Tigers & Go for Trekking at Parambikulam Tiger Reserve

Parambikulam tiger reserve is tiger reserve in Nelliampathy – Anamalai region on the Western Ghats in Palakkad district, Kerala state, India.

View of Parambikulam Reservoir from tree-house inside the Parambikulam tiger reserve
View of Parambikulam Reservoir from the tree-top house inside the Parambikulam tiger reserve.

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.

Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary in Bilaspur District

Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is a famous wildlife sanctuary in Bilaspur district, Chhattisgarh state, India.

Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary
Two Tigers at
Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Established in 1975, this Wildlife Sanctuary is home to many endangered species of animals like the Bengal Tigers, Leopards and wild Bison. The Wildlife Sanctuary is a Tiger Reserve from 2009 on-wards for Bengali tigers. This Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as part of Project Tiger Reserve in 2009.

Achanakmar Wild Life Sanctuary offers mesmerizing experience for any tourist. Sal and bamboo forests are a specialty of this wild life sanctuary. The wildlife sanctuary at Achanakmar is rich in flora and fauna. Kanha-Achanakmar Corridor links Achanakmar Wildlife Park with Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.

Ratanpur, where the famous 11th century temple Mahamaya Devi is situated, is a nearby town at around 65 kilometeres distance from the wildlife sanctuary. Pali is another town close to the Wildlife Sanctuary, famous for the beautifully carved 9th century Mahadev Temple. Kabir Chabutra, where Saint Kabir attained salvation, is just 5 kilometers from the wildlife sanctuary, on your way to Bilaspur.

How Do I Go to Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary?

Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is at around 55 kilometers from Bilaspur town.

Bilaspur railway station with station code BSP is the nearest major railway station, on the MumbaiHowrah main railway line; even though Belgahna railway station with station code BIG is the nearest railway station to the Achanakmar Tiger Reserve. Pendra Road alias Gaurella is also a nearby station to Wild Life Sanctuary at Achanakmar.

Raipur airport is the nearest airport to the Wild Life Sanctuary.

Which is the Ideal Time to Visit Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary?

November to June are the ideal months to visit Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary.