The state of Kerala, located in the southern part of India, is popularly referred to as Gods Own Country owing to its scenic landscapes, pristine beaches, placid backwaters, verdant forests and spectacular hill stations. The state is also rich in flora and fauna that can be witnessed in its wildlife reserves and sanctuaries including the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary and Thattekad Bird Sanctuary. Another prominent wildlife conservation in this state is the Kurinjimala Wildlife Sanctuary, which is located in the district of Idukki. If you wish to travel to this state and visit its attractions like the Kurinjimala Wildlife Sanctuary, then look for those vacation packages India deals that include tours to this place.
Kurinjimala Wildlife Sanctuary
Located in Devikulam Taluk of Idukki district, this region was declared as a sanctuary in October, 2006 during the Neelakurinji Festival. The name of the sanctuary Kurinjimala means the mountain of Kurinji flowers, and this sanctuary is famous for being home to the Neelakurinji flowers, which bloom once every 12 years. Encompassing an area of over 32 sq km, this sanctuary boasts of Shola forests, which are located at a higher altitudes while lush grasslands are located at its lower altitudes.
The Kurinjimala Wildlife Sanctuary is a home to many exotic plant and animal species. It is home to endangered animals such as gaurs, Nilgiri tahrs. You can also witness bird species such as pigeons, eagles, spot-bellied eagle-owl, black baza and alpine swift here. An important highlight of the wildlife reserve is that the forest department organises the Neelakurinji Festival each year during the month of October in its premises. If you wish to partake in this festival or visit the sanctuary to witness the wilderness of this region, then opt for Kerala tour packages that are on offer by leading travel websites with great discounts.