PARAMBIKULAM

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary Kerala is one such place located in the Western Ghats. It is a place of unique bio diversity along with a lot of other attractions. It is located between Nelliampathy ranges of the state of Kerala and the Anamalai range of Tamil Nadu. This place is full of natural reservoirs and the sight of the mugger croc is quite common in this part of the world. A large number of tourists are attracted towards this place due to this reason. One may say that this is one of the most ecologically protected places of the entire Western Ghats region. There is minimal human encroachment or human interference in this part of the Western Ghats.

Parambikulam sanctuary is one of the kerala’s premier wildlife reserves of 285 km2 stretch forest. It is a thickly forest with bamboo, rosewood, teak & sandal woods. Parambikulam is the remains of original teak forest, it very famous the Asia largest for kannamari teak tree. And Parambikulam is well known for India’s most prominent mammals and animals like Tiger,Wild dogs, Leopards, Elephants, Spotted deer, Sloth bear, Wild boar, Barking deer, Langurs, Macaques, ect., It is also famous for birds migration like civet, chevrotain, pangolin, crocodile, jungle cat, porcupine and 140 different kind birds are found in the sanctuary. Parambikulam Dam is of 3.5 kms from parambikulam Wild life sanctuary. Parambikulam dam is located in palakkad district, it is the one of the biggest dam in india of capacity 69,165 (Cu. Mt x1000) and it is world larges Volume Embankment Dams a special Teak Plantation Division was constituted from Parambikulam Forest Reserve in 1962. By then the Sungam Forest Reserve was declared as Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary (30 sq. miles) under the administrative control of State Wildlife Preservation Officer, Peermedu. Later in 1973, the Teak Plantation Division was dissolved and merged with the already notified sanctuary and a total area of 271 sq. km under the dual control of DFO, TP division and DFO, Nemmara.In 1985, the sanctuary was administratively reorganized and it took the present shape and extent of 285 sq. km.


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