Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary with its panoramic landscape, meandering streams, extensive water spread of the reservoir,
cascading waterfalls, rolling hills and valleys and wealth of biodiversity is one of the captivating places in Kerala.
It is located in the Chittoor taluk of Palakkad district.
Location: 76º 35’ and 76º 50’ East Longitude and 10º 20’and 10º 26’ North Latitude
Area: 277.40 sq.km.
Year of formation: 1973 (GO(P)39/73/AD/12.02.0973)
Climate: Temperature varies from 15ºC to 32ºC. Hottest period is March and coolest period is January.
Topography: Altitude ranging form 300 to 1440m. Major peaks in the sanctuary are karimala (1438m), Pandaravarai(1290m),
Vengoli (1120m) and Puliyarpadam (1010m)
Rainfall: Rainfall varies from 1400 to 2300 mm.
Drainage: Several streams flowing through the sanctuary drain the area. The sanctuary also possesses three man-made
reservoirs namely, Parambikulam, Thunakadavu, and Peruvarippallam.
Forest Types: Forest types include West Coast Tropical Ever green Forests, Moist Decidious Forests, Dry decidious forests,
Teak plantations, Shola forests, Vayals.
Bio-diversity: 1408 species of flowering plants which includes 67 species of orchids, 80 sp . of grass family and about
285 species of endemic, rare and endangered species. Haplothismia exannulata, amonotypic genus of
Burmanniaceae rediscovered from the sanctuary after 1951.
There are 36 species of mammals, 268 sp. Of birds , 61 species of reptiles, 16 species of amphigians, 47 species of fishes
and 1049 species of insects in a sanctuary. The common animals found are Leopard, Elephant, Gaur, Spotted Deer,
Sambar, Barkingdeer, Common Langur, Nilgiri Langur, Malabar giant squirrel, Sloth Bear and Wild dog. Common birds are
Drongos, Bee-eaters, Treepies, Mynas, Woodpeckers, Kingfishers and birds of prey.
Common reptiles are pythons, cobras, pitvipers, tortoises etc. The rare species include Tiger, Lion-Tailed macaque, Mouse deer,
Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Marten, Gread Pied Hornbill, Penisnsular Bay Owl, King Cobra, Flying Snake, Cane turtle
Approach: By Road – 100km from Palakkad, 84 km from Coimbatore, and 38 km from Pollachi.
Nearest Railway Station: Coimbatore (84 km), Palakkad (100km.)
Accommodation: IB, Thunakadavu (4beds,) IB Anappady (4beds), Treetop Hut at Thunakadavu and Parambikulam (2beds each),
Bison Valley Lodge, Parambikulam (6beds), Dormitory, Anappady (50beds), Community Hall, Parambikulam
(30beds), Dr. Salim Ali Centre, Kuriarkutty (50beds)
1. “Kannimara”, the ever-youthful teak tree, one of the oldest and largest trees in the world (about 360 years old.)
2. Thuvaiar water fall- a river cascading and emptying into the reservoir.
3. Excellent chances of sighting wildlife.
4. Three dams built during 1950s
5. Modern and interactive Wildlife Interpretation Centre
6. Medicinal plants demo garden and Interpretation Centre.
The Wild Life Warden,
Parambikulam Wildlife Division
Anappad, Via Pollachi, Palakkad
Phone: 04253 277233 Mobile:9487011685
For more Details: www.parambikulam.org