Wildlife Tour of Kerala
Kerala's thick forests, mountains and the calm backwaters offer opportunities for the adventurous in more ways than one. While the mountain ranges on the eastern border of Kerala beckon the wildlife and environment enthusiast to try out the interesting trekking routes, the forests of the Periyar tiger reserve provide fascinating sights of both flora and fauna. The eco-traveller will get a chance to see some enchanting creatures in their natural habitat like the flying squirrels, elephants or even a tiger. Birds abound in the forests and so does rarely seen butterflies like the Malabar Tree Nymph. In addition, the joys of mountain biking through acres of cardamom, spices or coffee plantations are an experience worth taking. In the calm backwaters are some of the well-known bird sanctuaries.
Some of the well-known sanctuaries worth visiting are: