South India is an incredible region of India which is blessed with a variety of fascinating tourist attractions. Wildlife is a major attraction here which attracts wildlife lovers and nature buffs from across the globe. From rich cultural heritage to rich bio-diversity, South India has a lot to offer to make your holidays a celebration. The land of this region is peppered with several wildlife destinations which house a wide variety of wildlife species, including the endangered ones.
Leave behind the hustle bustle of the urban cities and visit the picturesque and peaceful wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks of South India to refresh your self to the hilt.
Some of the most famous wildlife destinations of South India are:
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
It is a paradise for bird lovers who come here from far and wide. Located in Kerala, it is a home to amazing species of birds, including the migratory ones. This picturesque destination is ideally located on the banks of Vembanad Lake. Sprawling over an area of 14 acres, the sanctuary boasts of beautiful birds like egret, Siberian stork, cormorant, lark, flycatcher, waterfowl, Brahminy kites, parrot, wood beetle, heron, teal and darter and cuckoo. The perfect time to visit the sanctuary is from November to February.
Eravikulam National Park
This is the ultimate destination for wildlife enthusiasts as it offers fascinating attractions. Located along the Western Ghats in Idukki district of Kerala, the Park is nestled in the high ranges of the district which makes it all the more picturesque. This Park shelters the endangered Nilgiri Tahr and has the largest viable population of this animal in the world. There are around 101 butterfly species, 132 bird species, 26 mammal species, 19 amphibian species and 20 orchid species in the park. Atlas Moth, the largest moth in the world is also found here. Anamudi Peak, the highest peak of South India is also located inside the Park.
Periyar National Park
It is a famous Tiger Reserve of South India where a variety of wildlife species inhabit. Located in Thekkady district of Kerala, it boasts of 60 mammal species, 320 bird species, 45 reptile species, 27 amphibian species, 38 fish species and 160 insect species. Take a boat ride on the Periyar Lake inside the park and enjoy the sights of enchanting wildlife.