National parks and sanctuaries in Kerala

Kerala has a vast spread of wilderness in its pocket. The luscious spread of tea and spice plantations, the breathtaking caves and waterfalls, and the marvelous forests and hills are what attract hundreds and thousands of tourists each year. The government of Kerala has ensured to preserve Mother Nature and raise its glory and it boasts some of the most iconic national parks and sanctuaries in the world.

A trip to Kerala would be incomplete without getting a glimpse of these untouched gems. The picturesque sights and the adventurous vibes are liked by children and adults equally. 

Nitsa Holidays will take you through the list of the best National Parks and Sanctuaries that will take your tour plan of Kerala a step closer to God’s own Country!

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary 

A hub of flora and fauna, the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary has so much to see. Truly a photographer’s paradise and a birdwatcher’s treasure trove, it is the land of wonders. 

You can spot the endangered grizzled giant squirrels, thousands of birds, elephants, tigers, crocodiles, and whatnot! 

Location: Munnar - Udumalpet Road, Munnar, Kerala

Entry Fees: Adult Rs.10, Children Rs.5

Best Time to Visit: December to May

Eravikulam National Park

House of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, the Eravikulam National Park is another must-visit spot for your Kerala Travel Package. The name is a testament to what the park offers, streams and pools. With a wide display of beautiful butterflies, animals, and birds, this park is a wonderful place for visitors. 

Visitors can enhance their trip by staying at the tree house or taking part in trekking and camping programs. 

Location: The Wildlife Ward Munnar PO, Kerala

Entry Fees: Adult Rs.125, Children Rs.95

Best Time to Visit: April - June or September - November 

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary 

A Fan favorite amongst bird watchers, ornithologists, and children, The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary boasts a magical sight of parading birds. Housing some magnificent Indian varieties and welcoming migratory birds from around the world, it is a true paradise. Take a boat ride on the longest freshwater lake in the country and listen to the beautiful rhythm of birds chirping as you enter this place. 

Location: Kavanattinkara, Kumarakom, Kerala

Entry Fees: Adult Rs.100/person

Best Time to Visit: November to February or June to August 

Silent Valley National Park

Silent Valley is exactly what the name suggests, an untouched land of lush green forests and magnificent wildlife. If you want to avoid a crowded park and get in touch with nature in a serene and pleasant environment, this place is the one to visit. 

Location: Mukkali P.O., Mannarkkad, Kerala

Entry Fees: Rs.50/person

Best Time to Visit: November - March

Wayanad Sanctuary 

The land of the Magnificent Elephant, Wayanad Sanctuary is a treat for animal lovers. From many species to see and many birds to explore, it’s a top choice for your trip to Kerala. You can also try elephant riding, go on a birding tour, or enjoy the thrilling jeep safari!

Location: Thirunelli Pakshipathalam Trek, Pothumoola, Panavally, Kerala

Entry Fees: Rs.10 - Rs. 300/person

Best Time to Visit: June to October