Destination: South India

The Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve spans across more than 5,000 square kilometres of the pristine Western Ghats of South India replete with moist, evergreen, dry and tropical forests. Some of the best Tiger Reserves, National Parks and sanctuaries such as Bandipur, Nagarahole and Mudumalai and many more like the picturesque regions of Coorg Valley and Valparai fall under this UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserve. The endangered and endemic lion-tailed macaque and Nilgiri tahr are found in this one-of-its-kind Western Ghats ecosystem.

The tropical lake forest, Periyar Tiger Reserve holds and protects the precious Periyar Lake that attracts all creatures great and small. This reserve is made up of diverse habitats and is an excellent site to sight the endangered dholes, gaur and elephants. A true birdwatchers’ paradise, this forest boasts of birds such as the great hornbill, Malabar pied hornbill, Malabar grey hornbill, Malabar trogon, changeable hawk eagle, vernal hanging parrot to name a very few


Discover Parks & Sanctuaries In South India

Bandipur Tiger Reserve

Famous for its significant tiger and elephant population and protected sandalwood...

Coorg Valley

Coorg, also known by its local name Kodagu, is a district of Karnataka. The...

Nagarhole Tiger Reserve

Nagarhole is a combination of two Kannada terms, 'Nagara' meaning 'Cobra' and...

Nilgiris - Cherambadi - Mudumalai

You can lose yourself in the lush green forests of the Nilgiris and return to...


Valparai is a mid-elevation hill station in the Coimbatore district of Tamil...



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