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Silent Valley National Park, Palakkad

Silent Valley has a very eventful history in comparison to the other wildlife parks in the country. The local name for the park is Sairandhrivanam (the forest in the valley) and had been a centre of hot debates and protests in the decades of the 70's and 80's of the 20th century. The history of the park goes way back to 1888 when the region was declared a reserved land under the Forest Act and later notified as a Reserved Forest by the Government of Madras in 1914.

 

Located in the charismatic Nilgiris, Silent Valley National Park is a famous attraction in Kerala. It covers the district of Palakkad. The land of this national park was discovered in the 18th century by Robert Wight, a well-known botanist of that period. Blessed with a variety of mammalian species and plants, Silent Valley National Park is visited by a large number of visitors across the year.

 

It Is Known For:-
1) Silent Valley National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kerala
2) The deep woods of this national park house an ancient cave that is said to be a temporary habitat for the Pandavas during their exile
3) The nearby region of Silent Valley National Park is inhabited by Mudugar and Irula tribal groups
4) The animals like the lion-tailed macaque, tiger, hyena, elephant, civet cat, Brahminy hawk etc. are found here

 

Best Time To Visit:-
Silent Valley National Park is a visited by a large number of tourists throughout the year. Due to its location amid the Nilgiris, the weather of this region remains pleasant throughout the year. Thus, due to cool temperatures, it becomes easier for the tourist to spend a few hours in the national park without any hassle.

 

Reaching There:-
Silent Valley National Park has a well-established network of the roadways and railways that connect it with the other major cities. One can reach this amazing tourist destination by hiring the taxi.

 

Nearest Railway Station- Palakkad Junction
Nearest Airport- Coimbatore Airport

Area : 236.74 Sq.km.
Established : 1980

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