Kerala is famous for its exotic green rain forests part of the Western Ghats. The humid tropical climate here makes these jungles the land of varieties of species of flora and fauna and host to wild animals like Asian Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Nilgiri Tahr, Lion-tailed Macaque, Indian Bear, Chital Deer, Indian Porcupin, Sambar Deer, Gray langurs or Hanuman langurs, Flying squirrel, Wild Boars, Old World monkeys, Gray Wolf etc…
The Kerala wildlife include numerous protected areas with Wildlife Sanctuaries, National Parks, Biosphere Reserve & Tiger Reserve that foster some of the best species in the world. Many reptiles, such as King Cobra, Viper, Python, various Turtles and Crocodiles are also been found in Keral. Also Kerala wild life has about 453 species of birds including Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Oriental Bay Owl, Indian Grey Hornbill, Peafowl, Indian Cormorant, Jungle and Hill Myna, Bulbul, Kingfisher, Woodpecker, Jungle Fowl, assorted ducks and migratory birds.
Some of the exciting wild life destinations in Kerala: Peppara – Trivandrum District Gavi – Pathanamthitta District Thekkady/Periyar – Idukki District Idukki – Idukki District Rajamala & Iravikulam National Park – Idukki District Chinnar – Idukki District Silent Valley National Park – Palakkad District Parambikulam – Palakkad District Muthanga – Wayanad District
National Parks in Kerala Eravikulam National Park Periyar National Park Silent Valley National Park Anamudi Shola National Park Mathikettan Shola National Park Pambadum Shola National Park
Biosphere Reserves in Kerala Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve