silent valley

It is located in Nilagiri hills 40km from Mannarkkad in Palakkad district. It is home to rich bio diversity, sustained in an ecosystem which is extremely fragile. And some which are found anywhere else in the world. Thus it is unique in many ways.Silent Valley National Park is spread over an area of 237.5 sq km and a core area of 89.54 sq km. The heart of Nilagiri Biosphere Reserve is the Silent Valley National Park. The entry point of Silent Valley National Park is Mukkali which is on the Mannarkkad- Attappadi route at a distance of 20km from Mannarkkad. In Silent Valley National Park we can see the amazing collection of Western Ghats Biodiversity- more than 1000 collection of flowering plants which include about 110 species of orchids, more than 34 species of mammals, about 200 species of butterflies, 400 species of moths, 128 species of beetles of which 10 are new to science, about 150 species of birds including almost all the 16 endemic birds of southern India and also where you can see Cobra, King Cobra, viper, ret snake and many other species of slithery reptile. The River Kunthi falls from Nilagiri hills at a height of 2000m above the sea level flows about 25km through the valley and rushes down to the plain forest through the entire forest. The water of Kunthi River is crystal clear, perennial and wild. A watch tower is located at Sairadhri, which is the main attraction of the valley. The watch tower is 30m high. You can enjoy the beauty of the entire portion of the valley’s core area. At the top of the watch tower you can enjoy the awesome view of Kunthi River which flows like silver and the charming beauty of valley.

Best Season to visit: December- April

Getting there:

By air: Nearest airport Coimbatore which is about 120km

By rail: Nearest railway station Palakkad which is about 80km

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