Parambikulam Tiger Reserve: Exploring India's Wildlife Gem

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Wild Wonders Await: Parambikulam Tiger Reserve Adventure

Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, nestled in Kerala’s Palakkad district, is a haven for biodiversity enthusiasts and conservationists. Spanning 391 square kilometers, its rugged terrain hosts a rich array of flora and fauna. Bengal tigers, Indian elephants, and over 250 bird species are habitats in this region. As a vital part of the Western Ghats UNESCO World Heritage Site, the reserve offers thrilling eco-tourism experiences. It also stands as a beacon of successful conservation efforts and scientific research in preserving India’s natural heritage.

Parambikulam Reserve Details:

Best Time To Visit: October to March. 
Timings: 7 AM to 6 PM (last entry 4 PM)
Entry Fee: ₹23/- for Indians, ₹300/- for Foreigners

How to reach Tiger Reserve?


Mode of Transport


By Road

– 100 kilometers away from Palakkad 

– 40 kilometers from Pollachi.

By Rail

– The nearest railway station is Palakkad Junction

By Air

– The nearest airport is Coimbatore International Airport, located about 90 kilometers away from the Reserve.

Activities at Parambikulam Tiger Reserve:

  • Wildlife Safari: Embark on an exciting safari to spot Bengal tigers, and other wild animals in their natural habitat.
    – Safari Duration: Between 3 to 3.5 Hours
    – Timings: Between 7.00 am and 3.00 pm daily.
    – Entry Fee:  ₹ 300 per pax (applicable for both Indians and Foreigners)
  • Nature Walks: Embark on guided nature walks, accompanied by experienced naturalists.
  • Boat Rides: Take a leisurely boat ride on the serene waters of the Parambikulam Reservoir, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and wildlife.
  • Bamboo Rafting: Experience the thrill of bamboo rafting along the tranquil waters of the reservoir.
  • Trekking: Discover the treasures of the Western Ghats by embarking on trekking trails that lead to scenic viewpoints, waterfalls, and tribal settlements.
    – ₹3600 for 5 People for Pug Mark Trail.
    – ₹500/- for Elephant Song Trail.
    – ₹500/- for Bear Path Trail.
  • Birdwatching: Indulge in birdwatching activities to spot avian species, including hornbills, eagles, kingfishers, and migratory birds.
  • Tribal Village Visit: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the indigenous tribal groups living in the vicinity of the reserve.
  • Camping: Spend a night under the stars by camping at designated campsites within the reserve, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the wilderness. The stay cost starts from 6900/-.


Parambikulam Tiger Reserve stands as a pristine sanctuary of biodiversity, offering a mesmerizing blend of wildlife, lush forests, and serene landscapes. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, adventure seeker, or wildlife lover, the reserve provides a wealth of experiences to cherish. With its diverse array of activities, including wildlife safaris, nature walks, and birdwatching, coupled with the enchanting beauty of the Western Ghats, Parambikulam is a must-visit destination for those seeking to connect with nature and witness the marvels of conservation in action.

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