Silent Valley National Park (40 km northwest of Mannarkkad) The 89.52 sq.km national park is believed to be the sole surviving bit of evergreen forest in the Sahya Ranges. The peculiarity of the Silent Valley Forest is that it is even devoid of the chirping of cicadas’. Vehicular transport is possible only up to Mukkali, nearly 24 km from the park.
The rest of the way has to be covered by foot, up to the source of Kunthipuzha, which flows through the valley before merging into the Bharathapuzha River. The closest to a virgin forest in the entire Western Ghats, the Silent Valley National Park is home to India’s last substantial stretch of tropical evergreen forests. It’s difficult terrain and remoteness shelters a large number of wild animals.
Permitting authority: Asst. Wildlife Warden,
Silent Valley National Park, Mukkali.
Ph: 04924253225 / 8589895652
Website : www.silentvalley.gov.in
How to Reach:
Nearest airports from Silent Valley National Park : Coimbatore International Airport, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore, And the distance from airport 77 Kms. Cochin International Airport And the distance from airport 161 Kms,
Nearest Railway Station from Silent Valley National Park : Palakkad Junction (Olavakode) And distance from Station 52 Kms, Thrissur, Railway Station, And distance from Station 100 Kms.
At a distance of 55 km from Palakkad, 100 km from Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, 97 km from Thrissur.