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Silent Valley National Park


Silent Valley National Park located 40 kms from Mannarkkad in the Palakkad district, echoes with the sounds of teeming wildlife.

The denizens of this sprawling habitat of endangered virgin tropical forests include Rare Birds, Deer and Tiger.

Perhaps, nowhere else can one also find such a representative collection of peninsular mammals as in this park, which was declared a national park in 1980.

The Wild Population
The park has a huge variety of wildlife, with over a 100 species of Butterflies and 400 species of Moths and other animals like the Ceylon Frog Moth, Great Indian Hornbill, the Nilgiri Laughing Thrush and the Lion-Tailed Macaque.

The park has around 26 species of mammals and 120 species of avifauna, many of them considered endangered. Apart from these, there are 11 species of snakes, 19 species of amphibians, and nine species of Lizards in the park.
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The Silent Valley has over 110 plant species of medicinal value, and seven new plant species have been discovered here.

How To Get There

By Air
Nearest airport is at Coimbatore, 55 kms.
By Rail
The nearest railway station is Palakkad, 75 kms.

General Information

Location
40 Kms From Mannarkkad, Kerala.
Main Attraction
Butterflies.
Origin
1980.
Best Time
September to March.