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Parambikulam

Parambikulam

Weather

Parambikulam experiences a typical tropical climate with harsh summers and cool and pleasant winter season. The monsoon season bring adequate rainfall to Parambikulam district making it one of the most picturesque locations in Southern India. The summer season from March to May is hot with temperatures reaching as high as 40 degrees Celsius. The monsoon rains lash Parambikulam between June and September while the winter season from November to February is largely pleasant. The average temperatures during the winter months range between 18 to 20 degrees Celsius making it a perfect time for travelers to enjoy the hospitality and vibrant colors of Parambikulam region.

How To Reach

By Road:

Parambikulam is located on the Parambikulam-Pollachi national highway. Pollachi is located at a distance of 40 kilometers from Coimbatore and 49 kilometers from Palakkad. Parambikulam can be reached from both Tamil Nadu as well as Kerala. For those who are travelling through Tamil Nadu the best option is to pass through the Indira Gandhi Forest and reach Parambikulam.


By Air:

Parambikulam does not have a dedicated airport facility and the closest airport is the one located in Coimbatore at a distance of 8 Kms. Coimbatore International airport is one of the most well connected airports with regular flights from all major Indian as well as International tourist destinations. Local cabs and buses are freely available outside the Coimbatore airport to reach Parambikulam.



By Rail:

Parambikulam does not have a dedicated railway station but the closest railway connectivity is available at Pollachi in Tamil Nadu. The town of Pollachi offers regular train services to both Coimbatore and Palakkad. Both Coimbatore and Palakkad are well connected to all major Indian cities and towns with regular train services to Kochi, New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.


Overview

Parambikulam Sanctuary is one of Kerala's premier wildlife reserves recently creating abuzz in the tourism map of India. Located in the southern regions of the Palghat gap in the Western Ghats, Parambikulam Sanctuary spreads over an area of 285 square Kilometers. Home to some of the most exquisite range of flora and fauna, Parambikulam offers a perfect holiday destination away from the hustle and bustle of urban city lives. With its lush green forest cover and wide range of pristine natural delights the Parambikulam region is one of the most bio diverse regions of Kerala attracting tourists, nature lovers and photography enthusiasts alike.

 

Stretching between Annamalai Hills in Tamil Nadu to Nelliyampathy Hills in Kerala, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for being home to the tiger and panthers. Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most exotic natural landmarks amid the wilderness in the entire stretch of Western Ghats. Apart from housing a wide species of animals and birds, Parambikulam is also well known for its Parambikulam Big Teak also known as the Kannimara teak which is one of the largest living teak trees in the world. Believed to be over 400 years old, Kannimara teak has a girth of 6.48 meters with a height of 48.75 meters attracting tourists and nature lovers from all over the globe.

 

Being an epitome of serene natural brilliance, no trip to Parambikulam is complete without checking out the famous tree top houses near Thoonakkadavu Lake. The sanctuary at Top Slip offers a complete surrender to Mother Nature making it a surreal experience to be in union with nature away from the hustle and bustle of urban chaotic lifestyle.

 

For the shopping enthusiasts, no visit to Parambikulam is complete without checking out the indigenously produced teak products. The Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary and its surrounding region makes up for a perfect holiday destination to be cherished for life.