Things to do
Heritage Wildlife and Adventure - Spectacular mountain ranges that cover six states (from Gujarat down to Kerala), affecting rainfall across the country, the Western Ghats are a huge biodiversity hotspot. The Parambikulam Tiger Reserve in the Kerala/Tamil Nadu section is a haven for nature and wildlife enthusiasts, and practically anyone looking to get away from the big city. Drive past ancient temples and green paddy fields en route here, 200 kilometres away from Kochi.
Best time to visit September to March
For clearer skies, opt for a slot between the early September to the end of March. The beaches look their best early November through to March.
Mid-October and November does see a fair amount of rain with the North-West monsoons.
Sultry summers set in by April to the end of May with fairly high outdoor temperatures.
Monsoons arrive by the first week of June right through to the end of August. Cool temperatures with overcast skies and green all around make this a visit like none other.
How to reach
Coimbatore airport (CJB) is the nearest airport to Parambikulam located at a distance of 110 kilometre. Coimbatore airport is located in Coimbatore city in Tamil Nadu. Coimbatore airport is well-connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Kozhikode, Bengaluru, Chennai, Bhubaneshwar, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, and Hyderabad. You can take taxi/cab from Coimbatore airport to reach the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary.
Coimbatore railway station is the nearest railhead which is around 96 kilometre from Parambikulam. Coimbatore railway station is well-connected to Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Jaipur, Tuticorin, Rajkot, Bikaner, Mangalore, and Tirupati. You can take bus/taxi from Coimbatore which will take you to the Parambikulam sanctuary.
The wildlife sanctuary can be accessed by road from the town of Pollachi. Two daily buses connect the tiger reserve to Pollachi.
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