Bird watching and Wildlife experience in Valparai
Great Hornbill at Valparai (Photo Courtesy: Kalyanvarma)
Valparai is bordered by the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is home to the Indian Elephant, Wild Gaur (Bison), Leopards, the endangered Lion – Tailed Macaque and rare birds including the Great Indian Hornbill.
Sightings of herds of Wild Gaur (Bison) , Elephants are common on the periphery of the sanctuary at Valparai. The endangered Lion Tailed Macaque is a common sight within the private forest at Puthuthottam Estate and so is the Great Indian Hornbill.
Bird populations are found extensively in the bio-diversity spots created by the plantations within the plantation area itself. Over 250 species of birds have been identified in the area.
Recommended stay Duration – 3 nights. Seasonality – October To March