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Idukki National Park

Idukki National ParkLocated in the southern state of India, Kerala, Idukki National Park is one of Kerala's finest havens for wildlife and is home to vast herds of Elephants, bisons, bear, wild boars, sambar wild dogs, jungle cats, tiger, wild boar and has a very large concentration of various species of snakes including cobra, viper, kraits and numerous non-poisonous ones.

The bird life in the sanctuary is equally impressive. Important birds include myna, jungle fowl, black bulbul, laughing thrush, woodpecker, peafowl, kingfisher etc.

Located at an altitude of 450-748 mt above sea level, Idukki National Park occupies the forestland between the Cheruthoni River and the Periyar River covering an area of 33 sq km.

The landscape includes a scenic lake around the sanctuary, which adds to the beauty of the sanctuary. The lake, which surrounds the sanctuary on three sides, is covered by an charming canopy of tropical evergreen and deciduous trees. You can enjoy boat ride on the lake.

Wildlife in Idukki National Park

India wildlife Tours welcomes you into a emerald green land of exotic flora that offers a natural habitat to a variety of fauna.

Idukki National ParkCome and enjoy wildlife tours to Idukki National Park and discover a land that abounds with unmatched natural beauty and experience the pleasure of gazing at rare wildlife leisurely going about their daily activities.

Commonly sighted wildlife at the Idukki National Park in Kerala, South India include tigers, wild boars, jungle cat, bisons, elephants, wild dogs, black-naped hare, deer, bears, Sambar, Cobra, viper, krait and a number of non poisonous snakes, leopards, Striped goat, Lion-tailed macaques, barking deer, Nilgiri langurs, porcupines, mouse deer, Jackals, Indian Giant Squirrel, small Indian Civet, Malabar flying squirrel, mongoose, pangolins, monitor lizards, flying frogs, otters, black Nilgiri langurs and other animals.

The right to go on wildlife tours to the Idukki National park located in Kerala, south India is during the months of October to April. The one thing you must take care to avoid is to stray into the Idukki jungles without a professional guide as the typical Periyar leeches are found in profusion in certain areas of Periyar and are extremely harmful.

Birds in Idukki National Park

More than 200 species of birds nest at the Idukki National Park located in Kerala, South India. Quite a few of these birds are migrants and the others are indigenous feathered species.

Idukki National ParkAmong the commonly sighted birds at the Idukki National Park the ones that merit a mention are the Indian Swiftlet, Oriental Darter, Hawk-Eagle, Eurasian Eagle-Owl, Grey Heron, Little Spider hunter, Rufous Babbler, Great Eared-Nightjar, Laughing Thrush, Spotted Dove, Jungle Fowl, Fishing Eagle, Darters, Malabar Trogon, White bellied treepie, Nilgiri Flycathcer, Broad tailed Grassbird, Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, Nilgiri Pitpits, Malabar Parakeets and other birds.

During your wildlife tours to the Idukki National Park in Kerala, South India you are bound to notice the colorfully decorated birds that ornament the lush green Idukki jungles.

So embark on exciting wildlife tours to the Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary located in Kerala, South India and gaze at the lovely creatures that flit around among the trees at this lush green jungle.

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