Silent Valley National
Silent Valley National Park located 40 kms from Mannarkkad in the
Palakkad district, echoes with the sounds of teeming wildlife.
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
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
Nearest airport is at Coimbatore, 55
The nearest railway station is
Palakkad, 75 kms.
40 Kms From Mannarkkad, Kerala.
September to March.