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Silent Valley National Park

Silent Valley National Park is situated 40 kms from Mannarkad in the northeastern corner of Palakkad district. The Silent Valley National Park is perhaps the closest to a virgin forest in the entire Western Ghats.It is home to India’s last substantial stretch of tropical evergreen rain forest and a large number of wild animals thanks to its difficult terrain and remoteness. The valley has a fair representation of all peninsular mammals such as lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri langur, bonnet macaque, tiger, leopard, elephants and many others. Over 170 species of avi fauna have been recorded of which 31 are migrants. Rare species such as Indian black-crested baza,Bonelis hawk eagle,rufous bellied hawk eagle,shaheen falcon ,short eared owl,Nilgiri laughing thrush are also found here. Also found are more than 100 species of butterflies and 400 species of moths. Quite a few of them are extremely rare and endemic.

Where to stay
Rest House of the Forest dept

How to Reach
Nearest bus station: Mannarkad (32 kms)

Nearest airport:
Coimbatore