Silent Valley National Park, Palakkad
National Park

Silent Valley National Park

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in Palakkad
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4 Ratings & 3 Reviews

About Silent Valley National Park

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Summer: 8.00 AM - 1.00 PM , Winter: 8.00 AM - 1.00 PM

Silent Valley National Park is situated in the Kundali Hills, along the Western Ghats. This park is surrounded by the Nilgiri Forests in the north and Nilambur Forests in the south. The Palghat Forests and Attappadi Reserve Forests are located on the western and eastern side of the park, respectively.

This park is located at an average elevation of around 3600 ft above sea level. It provides a home to different animals like elephants, tigers and lion-tailed macaques. This park was threatened in the 1970's due the construction of a Hydel Power Project. Environmentalists protested on a wide scale and it led to the re-notification of the Silent Valley. Afterwards, it was raised to the status of a National Park in 1984. Later in 1986, the park was included in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve as its core area.

This national park is home to 34 species of mammals, more than 150 species of birds and about 200 species of butterflies. Around 1000 species of flowering plants are found in the park, out of which, about 110 species belong to the family of orchids. Over 400 species of moths and 128 species of beetles can be spotted in the forest area.

River Kunthi that originates from the Nilgiri Hills flows through the forest. The Nilgiri wood-pigeon, Malabar parakeet, grey-headed bulbul, broad-tailed grassbird, rufous babbler and white-bellied shortwing are some of the resident birds of this park.

The park is inhabited by the great Indian hornbill, which is counted among the rare and endangered bird species of India. One can also spot tigers, leopards, sambar, wild boars and gaur.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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3 traveller reviews for Silent Valley National Park

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Rakesh Chungappalli

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  • Rakesh Chungappalli
  • Lives in Jamnagar
  • 16 Reviews
  •  718 readers

"Giant Malabar Squirrel delighted our trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 31, 2016
A big wow! What a trip, it is a deep jungle. You can reach inside of the jungle by 4 wheel drive jeeps arranged by forest department only. The road is really rough but the journey is the destination. Throughout the journey you can see different types of monkeys for Example-lion tailed monkeys. If you are too lucky you can see the Malabar giant squirrel. It is such a fascinating scene!! We were too lucky to watch a Malabar giant squirrel. Don't ever forget to take a dslr camera with a zoom lens. If you are lucky and focused you will get a stunning shot of a squirrel. Awesome trip.
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Vishnu Menon

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  • Vishnu Menon
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  528 readers

"Amazing place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 30, 2015
The place is just wonderful, we will feel that we are in the hands of mother nature. We could see Elephants and Lion tailed Macaque even on the way. There is a pure silent stream across the trees.
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Abhilash Parali

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  • Abhilash Parali
  • Lives in Palakkad
  • 54 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  25 helpful votes
  •  8746 readers

"Forget yourself in the wild"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 23, 2014
23 km ride through the forest, hanging bridge across kunthipuzha, watch tower for breathtaking panoramic view, rain forests with plenty of wildlife. Ideal for nature lovers, be prepared for a 2+2 km soft trekking also.
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