Silent Valley National Park
The Silent Valley Park, with an area of 90 sq km, is located in the northeastern corner of the district. It rises abruptly to the Nilgiri Plateau in the north and overlooks the plains of Mannarkkad. The park is the core of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. the valley is anything but silent with the clamour of cicadas and sounds of teeming wildlife. The inhabitants of this endangered virgin tropical forests include rare birds, deer and tiger.
Nowhere else does one find such a representative collection of peninsular mammals, 100 species of butterflies and 400 species of moths and other fauna like the Ceylon Frog Moth, Great Indian Hornbill, the Nilgiri Laughing Thrush and the Lion-tailed Macaque. The Kunthi river descends from the Nilgiri hills, an altitude of 2000 m, and traverses the entire length of the valley through the deep forest. The river never turns brown. It is always clear, perennial and wild.
A unique preserve of tropical evergreen rain forests above the equator and the forest strip that causes the summer rains in Kerala.
September to May
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40 kms away from Mannarkkad in Palakkad district
How to Reach:
Nearest Railway Station : Palakkad, about 80 kms away
Nearest Airport : Coimbatore (in neighbouring Tamilnadu State), about 55 kms away