Kerala is home to several exotic beaches, rich wildlife, emerald green forests, clear and tranquil backwaters, Ayurvedic centers and much more. Kerala wildlife tours draw millions of tourists towards the national parks as well as wildlife sanctuaries every year. Wildlife lovers can plan tours to this south India state to explore its rich Wildlife. Some of the must visit destinations for the wildlife fans and nature lovers are: You must definitely visit these destinations if you admire nature and love to watch animals in their natural habitat.
Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
It is located 40 kilometers away from the Thodapuzha district, It is surrounded by the most visited wildlife sanctuary of Kerala. This exotic place supports a number of fauna of which the main type are elephants, jungle cats, sambar deer, tigers, cobras, woodpeckers, jungle fowls, kingfishers, peafowl and a number of poisonous & non poisonous snakes.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is situated on the banks of the Vembanad Lake. It has mangrove forests, green paddy fields and coconut groves. Blooming lilies enhance the beauty of the park and attract a number of visitors. Birds, the prime attraction of the park are large in number... The local population of the birds include Waterfowl, Cuckoo, Owls, Egrets, Herons Water Ducks, Parrots, Teal, Larks, Flycatchers and Wood Beetle. The Siberian Cranes are widely famous amongst the migratory birds. For tourists to the park, it is heartening to see so many species of birds together in a single trip.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
This is the only one wildlife sanctuary in India where you will see wild animals by taking a boat cruise in a lake. It is located in the Western Ghats spreading over an area of 777 sq km. If you are a bird watcher, this sanctuary will be a paradise for you since it homes 260 different varieties of birds. Some of the frequently spotted animals of this wild reserve are tigers, sloth bears, wild elephants, stripe-necked mongoose and wild boars to name a few.
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
This sanctuary is known as the home of a large variety of avifaunal species like crested serpent eagle, crested hawk eagle, malabar grey hornbill, red-wattled lapwings, king vulture and nightjars. It is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve Some of the other wildlife attractions of this park are elephants, tigers, gaur, sloth, cheetal, leopards, jackals, dholes and otters. Besides animalsSome rare and beautiful species of butterfly like the leopard butterfly can also be spotted in Wayanad.
Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
In this wildlife sanctuary you will be encounter with its roaring tiger, leopard, nilgiri tahr, gaur, lion-tailed macaque, atlas moth, Kerala laughing thrush, langur, sambhar, the white bellied shortwing and elephant. You would also get spotted with a variety of beautiful birds here such as Yellow-Throated Marten, Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, White Bellied Shortwing and Black-and-orange Flycatcher.