The incredible state of Tamil Nadu is known for its rich heritage, culture and scenic views. It also enjoys a rich flora and fauna. For protecting the rich natural heritage of Tamil Nadu, a number of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries have been established in this state. These National parks and sanctuaries offer awe, adventure, excitement, serenity and peace. They not only protect the priceless livings and plant life of the region, but also attract a huge number of visitors. There are various national parks in Tamil Nadu that one can come across on his trip to this state.
Mudumalai National Park
Situated amidst the gorgeous Nilgiri Hills, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a variety of flora and fauna. At this point, Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats meet. This region interestingly amalgamates plain, swamp, heaving parkland, valleys and streams. The National Park is comprised of an area of 103 km² and is home to a range of vegetation and fauna. If you are a nature lover or wildlife enthusiast, the awe-inspiring surroundings of the sanctuary is very appealing. The hilly terrains of the Western Ghats and dense forests enrich the beauty of the wildlife sanctuary. On entering into this national Park, you will be surrounded by the nature.
Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park
It is an exclusive marine biosphere reserve, which is rich in marine life. Spread over an area of 10,500 km², the marine park is comprised of 21 islands enjoying stretches of coral reef. The park is full of marine life, including coral reefs, Dugong, Turtles and more. It is the first marine reserve in South East Asia offers great information about the Sea life. This distinctive aquatic eco system of the Gulf of Mannar is among the most affluent resources for biodiversity. Around 3, 600 species of vegetation and mammal life have been listed here.
Indira Gandhi National Park / Annamalai National Park
The Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular preserves of nature in the state of Tamil Nadu. Also known as India Gandhi National Park, this wildlife sanctuary is spread over a land of 958 km². This wildlife sanctuary is an ecological paradise, which also includes a National Park. One can come across here different types of animals, including Civet Cat, Deer, Elephant, Flying Squirrel, Jackal, Panther, Pangolin, Tiger, Wild Bear and many types of birds. The wildlife sanctuary also houses a great number of crocodiles.
Guindy National Park
Guindy National Park is one of the key sightseeing places for people going on Chennai tour. This National Park allows you spending a day out with family and friends amidst exciting wildlife. To enhance the natural beauty of this park, a snake park and a children’s park are also established. The park is having a network of good roads, nature’s trails, boardwalk, lakes and ponds. It offers a superb chance for wildlife watching. Along with animals, the park also includes a variety of plant life. More than 24 varieties of trees can be seen here. Top wildlife animals to be spotted in this park are Antelope, Jungle Cat, Spotted Deer, Toddy Cat, and Black Buck. Bird lovers can also spot here around 37 varieties of birds in the Guindy National Park.
Mukurthi National Park
It is another National Park, located amidst the Nilgiri mountain peaks. The national park was mainly established to protect the Nilgiri Tahr, a wild goat. Not everyone is allowed to visit Mukurthi National Park it needs a unique type of experience for trekking and camping here. The national park offers a great experience to the travelers. On getting a permit to enter into this park, you will be accompanied with a person who will take care of your every activity and warn you against the disturbing to the animals. You’ll feel connected to the place like never before!