Tours To Kalakkadu Sanctuary Tamil Nadu
Tours To Kalakkadu Sanctuary Tamil Nadu - Located in the ecologically rich surroundings of the Western Ghats.
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South India Kalakkadu Sanctuary has been apprized as a Tiger Reserve. The geographical worth of this place is attested to by the fact that it features among the world's eighteen biodiversity hot spots.
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Vegetation in Kalakkadu Sanctuary is characterized by its diversity. The variation in climate and temperature in the plains and at higher elevations and an annual rainfall ranging between 1000 to 4000 mm, contributes
hugely to the variety.
Kalakkadu National Park, at the foothills the vegetation is restricted to tropical wet evergreen forests and tropical dry deciduous forests.
The thorn forests thrive in the lower regions. The forest can be distinctly classified under eight heads that include
Southern hill top tropical evergreen forests
West Coast tropical evergreen forests
Southern moist mixed deciduous forests
Ochlandra reed forests
Carnatic umbrella thorn forests
Tropical Riparian Fringe Forests
Southern Euphorsia scrub and,
Southern thorn scrub
Tours To Kalakkadu Sanctuary Tamil Nadu - Among the animals you can expect to come across at Kalakkadu Sanctuary, there are the Elephant, Tiger, Lion tailed Macaque, Nilgiri Langur, Bonnet Macaque and Common Langur, Nilgiri Tahr, sambhar, Sloth Bear, gaur, Flying Squirrel, Panther, Wild Dog, Pangoline, panthers, jungle cats, civets, dholes, jackals, spotted deer, porcupine, mongoose and striped hyenas. Among the reptiles, Pythons and crocodiles feature prominently.
Kalakkadu National Park won't disappoint the bird lovers either. It provides asylum to birds like grey jungle fowl, large racket-tailed dronge, the shama, the magpie-robin, spotted babbler, small green barbet, green pigeons, little brown dove, malabar grey hornbill, bulbuls, mynahs, egrets, herons, jungle fowl, spur fowl, partridge, minivets, bee caters and quails.
Birds of prey include eagles, hawks, buzzards, harriers, falcons and king vulture. January to April is the period when thousands of birds from diverse countries of Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, USA and Australia migrate to this place.It serves as a seasonal stopover for the feathery friends who return to their original abode with the seasonal transition.Besides the flora and the fauna, Kalakkadu National
Park is also home to a number of spectacular waterfalls. You would not like to give the amazing elephant rides a miss, for sure.Exploring the slopes and the foothills on foot is one of the major recreational activities among the tourists. The best way to watch the scenic beauty of the place unfurl before your eyes is to explore the place on a jeep Safari.Kalakkadu Sanctuary is located in the picturesque and geographically rich surroundings of Western Ghats in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.Two prominent sanctuaries of the region The Kalakkadu sanctuary together with the Mundanthurai sanctuary has been notified as a Tiger reserve.The immense geographical value of this place could be gauged from the fact that this reserve is part of one of the world's 18 biodiversity hotspots.Southindiatourtravel.com is an international travel site and a repository of useful information on South India Kalakkadu Sanctuary and other major tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu and the world at large.
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