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Crocodile Park

Rom and Zai Whitaker established the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust in 1976 with a specific goal of breeding the crocodile population of the Mugger .

Guindy National Park

The 2.70 km� CHENNAI - Guindy National Park, is unique in more ways than one.
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
Vedanthangal Lake is at an altitude of 122 m. This Bird Sanctuary established in 1858 in an area of 70 acres, is 85 kms from Chennai
Gulf Of Manner Marine National Park
This Marine park of Mannar spreads along 560 Km stretch between Rameswaram and Tuticorin. It is lying within the Bio Sphere of Mannar
Mukkurthi National Park
Short 45 Kms drive from Udhagamandalam, martenspread over an area 79 km on the south eastern corner of the Nilgiris Plateau.

Kalakkadu Sanctuaries

kalakkaduKalakadu Wild Life Sanctuary: It is the 17th Tiger Reserve in India and the only one in Tamil Nadu, was declared as a Tiger Reserve in 1988, located in an area of 900km². This includes two contiguous Sanctuaries namely Kalakad Sanctuary and Mundanthurai Sanctuary and a part of Kanyakumari Sanctuary. This sanctuary is very popular with a great variety of Flora and Fauna. Short list includes Tiger, Panther, Jackal and Wild dogs among the carnivores; King-cobra, Python and several other snakes among the reptiles population. The Kalakad Sanctuary was declared a forest preserve for the rare lion-tailed macaque, which is easily spotted here. The best season to visit this sanctuary is between March and September. Trekking is allowed here with the prior permission from the officials of Forest (Wildlife) Department. Other attraction in the vicinity is Kudirai Mozhitheri, a natural spring 12 kms from Tiruchendur.


Other Informationtion

Location Tirunelveli District
Area     223 Sq Kms.
Forest type Tropical wet evergreen forests changes to tropical dry deciduous forests in the foothills and to thorn forests further down.
Animals found Famous for Lion-Tailed Macaque.  All the four species (common Langur, Nilgiri Langur, Bonnet Macaque and Lion Tailed Macaque) can be seen.  Other animals include Nilgiri tahr, Sambar, Sloth bear, Gaur, Elephant, Tiger, Flying squirrel, Panther, Wild dog, Pangolin and a variety of birds and reptiles.
Annual rainfall   Varies from below 1000 mm in lower reaches to nearly 4000mm in the hills.
Nearest airport Trivandrum � 140 kms - Madurai � 200 kms away.
Nearest Railway station Cheranmadevi 20 kms.
Best season September to March
Accommodation Forest Rest House at Sengaltheri with catering arrangements.
For more details The Field Director, Project Tiger, NGO �A� Colony Tirunelveli � 627 007.