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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.

Vallanadu Sanctuaries

vallanaduVallanadu Deer Sanctuary : This is 35 kms from Thoothukudi on the Tirunelveli Thoothukudi highway in the Srivaikundam Tauk and located on an isolated Hilly area measuring 64 acres. This Sanctuary has been specially created for the protection of Blackbucks. Vallanadu is the southern most place in India where a natural population of Blackbuck exists. The Blackbuck population grazing in the hilly area is a common sight to watch. Apart from Black Bucks; Spotted Deer, Macaques, Jungle cat, Mongoose and wild hares are some members of the Fauna population found in this Sanctuary. The Forest Department has fenced the entire area for the protection of these blackbucks. Because of the rapid expansion activities, Poaching in sanctuaries and dwindling agriculture resources; Black Buck population is confined only to four National Parks: Guindy in Chennai, Mudumalai, Point Calimere in Napapattinam and Vallanadu in Tuticorin.


Other Information

Location Thoothukudi District
Area   16.41 Sq Kms
Forest type Scrub forests
Animals found Blackbuck, Spotted Deer, Macaques, Jungle Cat, Mongoose, Wild hares, and other animals
Annual rainfall   758.0 mm
Nearest airport Madurai � 165 kms
Nearest Railway station Tirunelveli Junction � 20 km
Best season Throughout the year
Accommodation Hotels at Tirunelveli
For more details The district Forest Officer, Tirunelveli Division, Kokirakulam, Tirunelveli � 627 009.