Parambikulam (10°28′N 76°50′E ) is located in the Palakkad district of Kerala state, south India. Established in 1973, the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is in the Sungam range of hills, sprawling over 285 km. It is at a distance of 135 km from Palakkad town and is situated adjacent to the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu. The Western Ghats, Anamala Hills Sub-Cluster, including all of Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary has been considered for selection as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Located adjacent to the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, the 285 km² stretch of forest known as the Parambikulam Sanctuary is one of Kerala’s prime wildlife reserves. Parambikulam lies in the Anamala Hills, south of the Palghat Gap in the Western Ghats. The area is hilly and rocky, drained by several rivers, including the Parambikulam, the Sholayar and the Thekkady.

Climate of Parambikulam

Parambikulam has a wet tropical climate. The temperature varies from 15°c to 32°c.
March is the hottest month and January, the coolest month. Total rainfall varies between 1400mm and 2300mm.July is the wettest month and January the driest.

Parambikulam is open throughout the year, but is best avoided during the monsoon. Between June and August, the monsoon rains lash Parambikulam, making hillsides unstable and causing slush, mosquitoes, drippy roofs and other nuisances

Deer at Parambikulam National Park

By- Pranav Bhasin ( Flickr)

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