Parambikulam National Park
Parambikulam is located in the Palakkad district of Kerala state. Lying adjacent to the Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, the 285 sq km stretch of forest known as the Parambikulam Sanctuary is one of Kerala''s premier wildlife reserves, Parambikulam lies in the Annamalai Hills, south of the Palghat Gap in the Western Ghats. This virgin valley is a pride of Palakkad district and a glorious gift of untouched nature.
Parambikulam National Park is the most protected ecological piece of Anamalai sub unit of Western Ghats, surrounded on all sides by protected areas and sanctuaries of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, the sanctuary is endowed with a peninsular flora and fauna which are excellently conserved due to total protection and minimal human interferences.
Parambikulam is the home of some the oldest and tallest trees in the world. The biggest of these, Kannimara Teak is 48.5 meters tall and holds a world record. he sanctuary being a major ecological continuum from Peechhi to Eravikulam through Anamalai aids the large viable populations of wildlife.
Parambikulam is Kerala's third largest wildlife sanctuary. Parambikulam is home of some the oldest and tallest trees in the world. The biggest of these, Kannimara Teak is 48.5 meters tall which is a world record. The sanctuary is also home to Kerala's largest population of gaur.