PARAMBIKULAM PARK HIGHLIGHTS
Parambikulam Tiger Reserve is a well-protected ecological portion of the Anamalai sub unit of Western Ghats, as it is buffered by ecologically similar forests of other forest divisions and Protected Areas of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
The Reserve supports diverse habitat types viz., evergreen forests, semi evergreen, moist deciduous, dry deciduous and shola forests. Other unique habitats like montane grasslands and marshy grasslands known locally as ‘vayals’ are here. Considerable extent of man-made teak plantations and the deep freshwater ecosystem created by the construction of three dams add to the diversity of the place.