Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary: (98 km from Palakkad) Sprawled across 285 sq.km, the Parambikulam Wildlife sanctuary is home to many rare wild animals. The tree house in the reserve forest area in Thunakkadavu has to be booked in advance. One of the oldest and the largest teak trees in the world can be seen here. The Kannimara Teak with a girth of 6.57 m and a height of 48.5m, said to be around 360 years old, is a remnant of the wild teak that grew in this area which now houses cultivated teak plantations. Boating/cruising facilities are available at the Parambikulam Reservoir. The Rest Houses of the State Forest Department at Thunakkadavu, Illikkal and Anappady offer accommodation.
Permitting authority :
Divisional Forest Officer,
Phone : 04253277233, 9447979102
Website : www.parambikulam.org
How to Reach :
Nearest airports from Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary : Coimbatore International Airport, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore, And the distance from airport 95 Kms, From Cochin International Airport 156 Kms
Nearest Railway Station from Parambikulam : Palakkad Junction (Olavakode) And distance from Station 79 Kms Thrissur, Railway Station, And distance from Station 113 Kms
Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary to Palakkad city 76kms. Also at a distance of 84 km from Coimbatore, 189 km from Kochi, 112 km from Thrissur, and 204 Kms from Kozhikode.