Kerala is home to a total of six national parks, all of which are located in the Western Ghats mountain range. These parks are:
Eravikulam National Park: This park is home to the endangered Nilgiri Thar, a type of mountain goat. The park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Silent Valley National Park: This park is one of the last undisturbed tracts of rainforest in India. It is home to a variety of rare and endangered species, including the lion-tailed macaque, elephant, tiger, leopard, wild dogs, and flying squirrel.
Periyar National Park: This park is one of the 27 tiger reserves in India. It is also home to a variety of other animals, including elephants, deer, and gaur.
Anamudi Shola National Park: This park is home to a variety of plants and animals, including 62 species of trees, 174 species of herbs and shrubs, 39 species of climbers, 100 species of butterflies, 232 species of moths, and 76 species of birds.
Mathikettan Shola National Park: This park is a unique elephant corridor. It is also a popular spot for forest trekking.
Pampadum Shola National Park: This park is the smallest national park in Kerala. It is home to a variety of plants and animals, including 22 species of trees, 74 species of herbs and shrubs, 16 species of climbers, and several threatened, rare, or endemic species.
These national parks are all worth visiting for their beautiful scenery and diverse wildlife. If you are planning a trip to Kerala, be sure to add one or more of these parks to your itinerary.