Silent Valley National Park, Kerala

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Silent Valley National Park, is a national park with a core zone of 236.74km2 . It is located in the Nilgiri Hills, within the Palakkad District of Kerala, South India. This region was explored in 1847 by the botanist Robert Wight, This park is one of the last undisturbed tracts of South Western Ghats mountain rain forests and tropical moist evergreen forest in India. Contiguous with the proposed Karimpuzha National Park to the north and Mukurthi National Park to the north-east, it is the core of the Nilgiri International Biosphere Reserve, and is part of The Nilgiri Sub-Cluster, Western Ghats World Heritage Site, recognised by UNESCO in 2007.Plans for a hydroelectric project that threatened the park's rich wildlife stimulated an environmentalist social movement in the 1970s, known as the Save Silent Valley movement, which resulted in cancellation of the project and creation of the park in 1980. The visitors' centre for the park is at Sairandhri.
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  • silent vally very well place . very well rade place . silent vally watch tower very interesting place. see animals and jeep rade very enjoyment in our life. this is area very natural area  more »
  • We drove for an hour to get here, and wondered when we arrived why there were so few people here..The road through the park was very rough and we didnt see anything. The driver said that we would reac...  more »
  • Thick Rain Forest, wildlife,well preserved,park. Take Jeep Safari for wildlife spotting.Not good for very senior people,as road is natural. Best view from watch tower.You will never want to come back ...  more »
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  • Awesome climate. Lot to see and explore. We were fortunate to see rain in our visit. 25 per person for still camera 1,600 per jeep Vehicle Fee for Jeeps (5 pax) including guide fee 200 per person for video camera
  • Nice place. Reach booking counter by 8 AM. It is one and half hour bumpy ride from booking office to inside the forest and then 1.5 km trek. Very nice experience !!! It will take about 5 hours to go inside the forest and come back. Private vehicles are not allowed inside the forest.We need to hire Jeep or bus from forest department to go inside the forest. Last vehicle leave booking office at 1 PM. Except tea shop no food option available near booking office. Carry your own food.
  • Silent Valley! Heard of it years back. Now only could feel the silence. We can feel the forest in all the aspects. If it was trekking, instead of jeep journey, it would have been more enjoyable. View from the 100 feet tall watch tower is unforgettable! do not miss it. Could not see a piece of plastic or any waste throughout the journey. Thanks to the forest department and also to the visitors for keeping the Silent Valley in its true spirits. Spotting animals and birds - That is sheer luck! Because, here they are living in their natural habitat, unlike in other safari parks, where they are caged or kept separated by fencing. Don't miss a chance to visit this National Park. It will be an experience! One thing, reach the Forest Office at Mukkali by 8 AM to confirm your seat INTO the forest by jeep. Otherwise you have to wait for the afternoon trip.
  • Wonderful 😍. Located in the Kundali Hills of the Western Ghats, the Silent Valley National Park holds a valuable reserve of rare plants and herbs. The park is rich in its wildlife, and elephants, lion-tailed macaques and tigers are the most common denizens of this park. A visit to this park should be considered a lifetime experience, as this is the last representative virgin tract of tropical evergreen forests in India. Though smaller in size in comparison to the other national parks in India, what makes it unique is the sylvan environment the region has along with its high altitude peaks and several rivers that run through it.
  • It is one of the best place you should visit at least one time in your life. A very beautiful place that filled with green. There is many attractions that will catch our mind. The beauty of Kunthipuzha river and the view from the View Tower are very attractive. I will strongly recommend this place who likes the beauty of nature. It will be a mind blowing trip.
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