"Wildlife in Tamil Nadu - The state of Tamilnadu is home to a number of wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and bird sanctuaries. Visit them this vacation to explore the exotic wildlife of south India."

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Wildlife in Tamil Nadu

Hotel Sangam
Hotel Sangam
Address: Post Box No. 91, Collector's Office Road , Trichy
Location: City Center
Property Type: Business And Leisure Hotel
Accessibility: Airport: 7KM., Bus Station: 0.1KM., Railway Station: 1KM.

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Royal Southern Hotel
Address: Race Course Road, Khajamalai, , Trichy
Location: City Center
Property Type: Business And Leisure Hotel
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About Wildlife In Tamil Nadu

The topography of Tamil Nadu is delightfully varied and diverse. Of the 1,30,058 sq km land area, 17.6 is covered with forest area. These spreads over the plain and on mountain slopes. Dry lands are bestowed with dry-deciduous forests, thorn forests, scrubs and mangroves. The Western Ghats and a few cooler regions are endowed with moist deciduous, wet evergreen forests, sholas and grasslands.

Tamilnadu is rich in flora and fauna. Some of the major wildlife sanctuaries of Tamilnadu like Madumalai and Annamalai (or Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary), are situated in the Western Ghats. These hills are ideal havens for elephants, tigers, bisons, monkeys and deer. Of the 3,000 and more plant species found in Tamilnadu, a majority is found in the mixed deciduous forests of this region. One of the most noteworthy flowers is the Kurinji of Kodaikanal, which blooms once in 12 years. Cinchona, from which the anti-malarial drug quinine is extracted, and the medicinal eucalyptus grow abundantly in the Nilgiri hills. Forests of other medicinal herbs are found in Palani hills and Courtallam.

Palmyra trees grow profusely in Tirunelveli and its products are used as raw materials for several cottage industries. Rubber is the main plantation crop in Kanyakumari and sandalwood grows in the Javadhu hills of Vellore district.

Wildlife Tour in Tamilnadu

Vedanthangal is a home not only to migratory birds but also to many ornithologists who camp here for weeks observing the birds at close quarters. A must visit bird sanctuary in Tamilnadu.

Sprawling on 17.26 sq km surrounded by sea and shore, comprising forests of tidal swamps, this Tamilnadu wildlife sanctuary is situated in Nagapattinam district.

This Crocodile Bank has been established with an aim to protected and conserve the endangered reptiles such as crocodiles, Alligators etc.

Kunthakulam bird sanctuary is situated 223-km from Tirunelveli district. A not so popular amongst tourists but definitely worth a visit amongst the wildlife sanctuaries in Tamilnadu.

Spread over 958 sq kms, this wildlife sanctuary in Tamilnadu can be reached though sin Anamalai Hills on the Western Ghats. An ecological Paradise, this sanctuary encompasses a National Park within its area.

Located in Nilgiri Hills, the offshoot of the Western Ghats meet the Eastern Ghats. This 321 sq km wide sanctuary encompasses a National Park measuring an area of 103 sq kms.

Located on the high altitudes of the Nilgiris, 40 kms from Udhagamandalam, it contains a viable population of Nilgiri Tahr (Hamitrgus-hilocrius), Sambar, Nilgiri Marten, Barking deer.

Located on the high altitudes of the Nilgiris, 40 kms from Udhagamandalam. It contains a viable population of Nigiri Tahr (Hamitrgus-hilocrius), Sambar, Nilgiri Marten, Barking deer Located on the high altitudes of the Nilgiris, comprising rolling ...

Guindy National Park in Tamilnadu is situated in Chennai. Compositions of animals Black Buck, Chital, Jackal, Pangolin and a variety of Avi fauna. Guindy National Park is one of the prime visiting spots for those who come to Chennai during vacation period.

These bird sanctuaries in Tamilnadu are situated in the Kanchipuram district. In all 115 species of birds have been recorded in this sanctuary.