Silent Valley, Palakkad, KeralaPosted By Nirosha on September 11, 2011 at 1:18pm | Blog, Travel Guide
The Silent Valley National Park is located in the Kundali Hills in Kerala, along the hill ranges known as the Western Ghats. The Silent Valley is considered to be the last pristine region of tropical evergreen forest in India and is an area rich in biodiversity. The lush tropical greenery, undulating slopes, hills and rivers make the Silent Valley National Park a beautiful wildlife tourism destination in Kerala, India. The park is also known for the rare and unique herbs and plants that grow here, as well as the wildlife found in the Silent Valley, which include elephants, tigers and lion-tailed macaques.
Major Attractions in Palakkad
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The majestic Palakkad Fort sits in a sprawling 15 acres on the western border of the town. This fort, a witness to the history of Mysore invasions in Kerala and the advent of British rule, survives in its original glory and grandeur. The Fort offers panoramic views of the town of Palakkad. The Fort is currently a protected monument under the Archeological Survey of India.
Silent Valley, Palakkad
Malampuzha Dam and Gardens
Tranquil waters shimmering in sunlight, velvet green lawns, endless flower beds gently swaying in the cool breeze, magnificent mountains towering in the backdrop, sweet fragrance of roses in the air – these are just some of the snapshots that greet you in “Natures own Malampuzha.
Situated on the Western Ghats High Ranges, Nelliyampathy offers dashing views of the plains, cliffs, valleys, rivers and the forests around. Its breathtaking natural opulence and salubrious climate draws hoards of visitors to enjoy this hill station.
Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
This sanctuary nestled in the tropical wilderness and spread over a 285 sq. km area, is a haven for many species of wild animals, reptiles and birds. The prime attraction here is the 360 year old teak tree “Kannimari”- the oldest and largest teak tree in the world. The park is home to Indian bison, crocodiles, tigers, leopards, sloth bears, snakes, deer and birds.
Dhoni Reserve Forests
This reserve forest is located at a distance of 15 km from Palakkad. Dhoni is a lush green tropical paradise elaborately draped in a splendid green garb, guaranteed to hold you captivated in its rich natural beauty. Trekking is the best way to explore the splendor of this hilly terrain. Dhoni is famous for its farmhouse with exotic rare breeds of cattle.
It is a small dam set in a picturesque surrounding, making it a perfect place to enjoy the beauty of nature and to unwind yourself. This dam is located at a distance of 42 km from Palakkad at the foot of Nelliyampathy hills. The Dam constructed in 1800 AD is braced with a unique jaggery and quicklime mortar
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It is a natural spring located near the famous Sri Rama temple in Palakkad. It is believed that the water from this natural spring is as sacred as the water from the River Ganges. Pilgrims flock to this natural spring to taste the holy water.
JP Smirthivanam & Deer Park
The Park is a safe haven for a variety of deer and other wild animals. Elephant safaris are the best way to explore the remotest parts of the park and to catch a glimpse of the exotic wildlife.
Choolanur Peacock Sanctuary
This sanctuary, the only one of its kind in Kerala, is located at a distance of 30 km from Palakkad town. The sanctuary, spread over a 500 hectare reserve forest land, has a peacock population numbering above 200. The hilly terrain dotted with shrubs and wild streams make it an ideal spot to catch a glimpse of these majestic birds and butterflies in their natural habitat.
How to Reach Silent Valley
Air: Coimbatore is the nearest airport and there are regular flights to Chennai, Kozhikode, Mumbai, and Madurai. Silent Valley is located 155 kms from airport.
Rail: The nearest railway station is Palghat connected to all the metros and most of the other important cities of the country by regular trains. Silent Valley is located 75 kms from Palghat railway station.
Road: Mannarghat is the nearest important township from where one can get buses to all the places in the region like Palghat, Coimbatore and others. There are frequent buses from Palghat to the Silent Valley National Park.
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