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Pampadum Shola National Park, Humus Compost, Carnivore

George Thiruvilakalayil George

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Pampadum Shola National Park is situated near Munnar in Idukki district, Kerala state, India. Its the smallest national park in the state. “Pampadum Shola” means ‘forests where the snake dances’ .

Vandaravu observation tower and sign at Pampadum Shola National Park
Vandaravu observation tower and sign at Pampadum Shola National Park

Endangered Nilgiri Thar, locally known as Vandaravu, is seen here. There is a watch tower to observe these Endangered animals. Endangered and Highly elusive, endemic small carnivore are found in this National Park. Nilgiri wood-pigeon, a vulnerable bird species is also found in this National Park near Vattavada.

Eucalyptus trees are there in large numbers in this park. Non-contaminated humus compost is the specialty of this National Park.

Kerala forest department officers accompany tourists to the National Park after buying the entry permits from the Forest Department Office at the entrance of the Pampadum National Park.

Eravikulam National Park, Mathikettan Shola National Park, Anamudi Shola National Park, Kurinjimala Sanctuary & Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary are nearby National park and wildlife sanctuaries. Adjoining this National park is the forests of proposed ‘Palani Hills Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park’.

How Do I Go To Pampadum Shola National Park?

Pampadum Shola National Park is at a distance of 35 kilometers from Munnar, on the road to Vattavada. Pampadum Shola National Park entrance is after crossing Koviloor and 7 kilometers ahead of Vattavada. Some of the nearby villages to the National park are Urkkad and Kottakamboor, Munnar town is connected by roads to other nearby cities of Kerala and Tamilnadu states. cochin International airport is the nearest airport to the park.


Ernakulam North
, Ernakulam South, Angamaly alias Kalady and Kottayam are some of the nearby railway stations.

Nanda Devi National Park

George Thiruvilakalayil George

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Nanda Devi National Park is UNESCO World Heritage site situated at the peak of Nanda Devi Himalayan range in the state of Uttarakhand, India.

Nanda Devi National ParkNanda Devi Peaks..

Nanda Devi National Park lies at a height of 25646 feet above sea level (7817 meters). This National Park was declared as a National Park of India in 1982. Nanda Devi National Park was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988 along with the nearby Himalayan Valley of Flowers National Park

Nanda Devi National Park is one among the best national parks in India. This National Park is spread over an area of around 630.33 square kilometers. Nandadevi National Park along with the Valley of Flowers National Park is a protected Biosphere reserve. Its called “Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve“, having a total area of 2237 square kilometers, with a buffer zone of another 5149 square kilometers. Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve was declared as part of the “UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves” in 2004, making it as one of the rarest biosphere areas of the world.

Nanda Devi National Park is surrounded by ‘Nanda Devi Sanctuary’, which is a glacial basin with the “Rishi Ganga Gorg”, one of the steepest, impassable defiles of the world.

Nanda Devi National Park is home to a large number flora and fauna. Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Musk Deer, Mainland Serow are some of the large size mammals found in the Nandadevi National Park. Himalayan Black Bear, Snow Leopards, Langurs, etc, are also found in the National Park at Nanda Devi. 312 floral species are found in the Nandadevi National Park, which includes 17 rare species.

How do I Go to Nanda Devi National Park?

Nanda Devi National Park near Hemkunt Marag, in Pagrasu village of Uttarakhand state can be accessed from ‘Joshimath’. (Joshimath is at around 250 kilometers distance, on the National Highway 58, from Dehradun, the capital of Uttaralhand.) Nanda Devi National Park is at a distance of around 54 kilometers from Joshimath, last few kilometers of this needs to be trekked.

Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun is the nearest major airport, which is connected to the nearby major cities. ‘Rishikesh’ is the nearest railway station at around 275 kilometers from Nandadevi National Park , even though Dehradun railway station is the nearest railway station which is well connected to other stations.

Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, Bird Sanctuary

George Thiruvilakalayil George

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Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, Point Calimere Bird Sanctuary

Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary, South-east India. Brahminy Kites and Brown-headed Gulls (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary and Point Calimere Bird Sanctuary are a protected area in the state of Tamilnadu, India.

Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary is ecologically sensitive wetland along the Palk Straight in Nagapattinam district on Bay of Bengal coast at Point Calimere. 12,407.27 hectares of land has been added, to the existing 21.47-square-kilometer of protected area, in 2013 making it one of the largest bird sanctuaries in south India. There is a proposal to declare a national park in the core area of the sanctuary.

Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary & Bird Sanctuary is an island surrounded by bay of Bengal, Palk Straight, backwaters and salt pans. Many sand dunes exists along these areas.

Point Calimere is very rich in biodiversity and is the home to many endangered and protected wild animalsand birds. It is the  second largest congregation for the migratory birds in India. This area was declared as a protected area initially to protect the endangered Black buck antelope.

Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary used to be the home for 4 lacks plus migratory birds numbering 236 species. Over years due to poaching and other human activities in and around the area, the number of migratory birds visiting the area has reduced considerably. This resulted in recent addition of protected areas to the existing protected areas of the Bird Sanctuary.

Greater Flamingos, Painted stork, Black-necked Stork, spot-billed pelican, spoonbill sandpiper, Nordmann’s Greenshank, black-necked stork, white ibis, spoonbill sandpiper, Asian dowitcher, etc, are the some of the migratory birds found in the Bird Sanctuary.

These areas around Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary are rich in fauna with mangroves, grass lands. Go with a bird watching binoculars when you go to Point Calimere.

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary near Chennai is another Bird Sanctuary in the same state of Tamil Nadu.

How do I go to Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary?

Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary entrance is a  distance of 55 kilometers from Nagapattinam at Vedaranyam. Nagapattinam is a major town in Tamilnadu which is well connected by roads and train.

Thiruchirapally alias Trichy has the nearest airport to this Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary. Chennai is at a distance of 380 kilometers from Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary.

Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, Point Calimere Bird Sanctuary is open on all days till 5 pm. October to January is ideal season for bird watching of migratory birds.

Arashinagundi falls

George Thiruvilakalayil George

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Arashinagundi falls is near to Shimoga in the state of Karnataka in India. It is one of the most beautiful falls in Karnataka hidden deep inside the jungles of Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary near Kodachadri, Kollur.

Arashinagundi falls situated in KodachadriArashinagundi falls is situated in a small valley at the North-eastern side of Kodachadri.

Blessed with greenery and wilderness, this falls is an ultimate pleasure to the mind and the eyes. Trekking to this falls is available from Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary gate.

Best season to visit Arashinagundi falls is after the onset of Monsoon,  preferably from September to January.

How Do I Go to Arashinagundi falls?

Shimoga is the nearest town to Arashinagundi falls. Kodachadri, Kollur & Mookambika are other nearby towns. to the falls. Mangalore is the nearest major town with Air connectivity to Arashinagundi falls. Mangalore to Shimoga distance is around 201 kilometers. Shimoga to Bangalore distance is around 302 kilometers.

Indian Wild Life Sanctuaries Sathyamangalam

George Thiruvilakalayil George

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Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary

Sathyamangalam Forest (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Tamil Nadu state, India. It was declared as a protected area in 2008 and later enlarged the area in 2011.  It is in the Erode District of Tamil Nadu state.

There are around 135 species of Birds in Satyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary and this wild life sanctuary is ideal for bird watching. Indian Endangered species Gyps Vulture and 3 other near extinct Vulture species are found in Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary. Satyamanagalam forests are an ideal Indian weekend getaways place for people from nearby cities like Salem, Coimbatore, Chennai, Bangalore, Madurai, Trichy,etc..

Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary covers a forest area of approximately 1400 square kilometers. Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary is in between the Eastern and Western Ghats and is a a major link between these two. This helps in allowing gene flow between these Eastern and Western Ghats and thus helps in having diverse flora and fauna.

Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary is in the final stages of being declared as a Tiger Reserve, pending approval and funding.  There could be anywhere between 19 to 25 tigers in Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary, as per forest department’s estimates.

Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary is a typical tropical dry forest. Indian trekking program inside deep forests is available now covering a distance of 20 kilometers in 2 days. The trekking program starts early in the morning. Night camping is arranged inside the forest. Thengumarada is the halt for next day afternoon. There is a great opportunity for sighting many wild animals like Wild boars, Elephants, Mangoose, Gaurs, Deer and Monitor Lizards. If one is lucky, there is a change of spotting Leopards or Tigers.

How do I Go to WildLife Sanctuary at Sathyamangalamand?

Sathyamangalam is well connected by roads to all parts of the state and to the rest of the country. National Highway NH209 passes through Satyamangalam Wild life Sanctuary.

Erode at 60 Kilometers away is the nearest railway station to Satyamangalam forests. Coimbatore Airport is the nearest airport to Satyamangalam.

Where do I Stay If I were to Go to Sathyamangalam?

You may stay at the nearby cities of Erode or Salem or at any of the resorts in Satyamangalam.