Silent Valley National Park, Kerala
Categories: Forests, National Parks, Nature & Parks
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, and is a setting for the epic Mahabharatha.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.To visit Silent Valley National Park on your holiday in Mannarkkad, and find out what else Mannarkkad has to offer, use our Mannarkkad tourist route planner.
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Nice experience of forest for 23 km but no wildlife we spotted throughout. Travelling 23 km in local jeep is very tuff . But sfter travelling and reaching view point us good . Nothing much to do.
This is a unique preserve of natural rain forests. This is one of the Kerala's best kept secrets.There are so many trekking trails inside the park but not all are easily accessible.
Silent valley national park is one of the Noice free destination in the western Ghuts..the place is very calm and cool..lion tailed macaque are one of the rarest species here...by our visit we found o... read more »
Silent Valley National Park ( സൈലന്റ് വാലീ നാഷണല് പാര്ക്ക്), is a national park with a core zone of 236.74 square kilometres (91 sq mi) (making it the largest national park in Kerala). 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, and is a setting for the epic Mahabharatha. This park is one of the last undisturbed tracts of South Western Ghats mountain rain forests and tropical moist evergreen forest in India. Really we can feel the power of nature and am sure that the experience is just awesome and can't be explain. This place must be experienced . A silent, beautiful, awesome, unbelievable, lands of nature
Enjoy silence nature and beauty. Don't go thinking about spotting animals! Enjoy unspoilt indian's only rain forest experience! Kerala is God's own country! We spotted many varieties of butterflies, Malabar squirrel, lion tailed monkey, langoor monkey! Watch tower view is just awesome! Do the trek as well. No food available, so please pack good amount of food. Drive from Palakkad takes good 3 hours. Jeep ride is chilling a bit rain adds to it! Carry salt to work around leeches! One step closer to nature. Drivers are very friendly. Can reserve the jeep rides in advance thru phone!
Beautiful place for those who love nature
once I am a firewatcher in this silent natural beauty 1989_1990.period when I was goes to central police force.
Indias best fresh water lake is in silent valley
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