Silent Valley National Park

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Overview

Silent Valley National Park  is located in the Nilgiri Hills, within the Palakkad District of Kerala,The Silent Valley National Park is a unique preserve of natural rainforests. Within an area of 237. 52 Sq.km, it is rectangular, twelve kilometres from north to south and seven from east to west. It houses a rich mosaic of varied habitats.That Silent question will be responded to in Silence; in the Silence by the reverential bowing of human will and the trailing branches of trees in Silent Valley.
The Silent Valley region is locally known as "Sairandhrivanam", which in Malayalam means Sairandhri's Forest. Sairandhri is Draupadi, the wife of the Pandavas in the epic Mahabharatha, who disguised herself as Sairandhri, the maid of a queen named Sudeshna, while her family was in exile. The Pandavas, deprived of their kingdom, set out on a 13-year exile. They wandered south, into what is now Kerala, until one day they came upon a magical valley where rolling grasslands met wooded ravines, a deep green river bubbled its course through impenetrable forest, where at dawn and twilight the tiger and elephant would drink together at the water's edge, where all was harmonious and man unknown. Beside that river, in a cave on a hill slope, the Pandavas halted.
 
The multi-layered canopy harbours a variety of plant and animal species, many of them unheard of by Science. A new frog genus supposed to be of the Jurassic era was discovered in the year 2003. More than 1000 species 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.
 
The most famous resident of the park is a medium sized species of monkey, called the lion tailed macaque. Other animals include tigers, leopards, snakes, Malabar squirrel, Nilgiri langur and the malabar laughing thrush. The only nest-building snake, the king cobra is a prized possession of the park. Vibrantly coloured butterflies, fluttering their enormous wings create an artistic mosaic, which is a sight to behold. Early mornings and evenings are the best time to spot animals. 
 
Silent Valley is home to the largest population of lion-tailed macaques, an endangered species of primate.
 
Oping Time;
 
All days of the week : Entry Timings: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Exit Timings: - By 5:00 PM.
 
Entry fee:  Rs 20/- visitor.
 
Best time to visit: September to March.
 
How to Reach,
 
Nearest town: Mannarkkad-66 Km
 
Bus transport is available to Mukkali(23 Km). You can hire a private jeep from Mukkali to Sairandhiri or trek right up. 
 
Nearest railway station: Palakkad, about 69 km away.
 
Nearest airport: Coimbatore International Airport (Tamil Nadu), about 91 km.
 

Location

Country
India
State
Kerala
City
Palakkad
Location
Mannarkkad
Address
Silent Valley National Park, Silent Valley Division, Mannarkkad, Palakkad Dist, Kerala - 678582.
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Silent Valley Division, Mannarkkad.
Nearest Railway Station
Palakkad ( Palghat Jn) (PGT)
Nearest Airport
Coimbatore International Airport
IN
latitude : 11.029999730 longitude :77.043403630
Corporation : Coimbatore
GPS Code : VOCB
Open Year
December 26, 1980
Height
2000 m
Visiting Hours
All days of the week : Entry Timings: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Exit Timings: - By 5:00 PM

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