Parambikulam Tiger Reserve

Nature Reserve in Parambikulam Tiger Reserve

Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, 285 sq km of Kipling-storybook scenery and wildlife-spotting goodness, is possibly the most protected environment in South India, nestled behind three dams in a valley surrounded by Keralan and Tamil Nadu sanctuaries. It's far less touristed than Periyar, and is home to elephants, bison, gaur, sloths, sambar, crocodiles, tigers, panthers and some of the largest teak trees in Asia. During monsoon season (June to August) it is best avoided, and it's sometimes closed in March and April.