Kerala, a state on India’s tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It’s known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers.
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Nature Tourism in Tamil Nadu
There are several wildlife parks and gardens in Tamil Nadu that make it an interesting spot for the nature lovers. A state that is blessed by so many gods and goddesses is also bound to be blessed by nature’s bounty. Its major wildlife sanctuaries Madumalai and Annamalai are located in the Western Ghats. The hills here provide a safe shelter for elephants, bisons, deer, monkeys and, of course, tigers. The forests here are filled with plants with medicinal value. Guindy National Park, in Chennai is a major attraction for all true wildlife enthusiasts. This park is located within the city and it has a few populations of animals. Arignar Anna Zoological Park of Tamil Nadu which is also known as the Vandalur Zoo was the first public zoo in India. It is a home to more than one hundred and seventy species of mammals, birds and reptiles. The Botanical Garden of the state is an ecstasy for bird watchers where a wide array of birds, both seasonal and year-round residents, can be sighted. The Madumalai National Park is the first wild life sanctuary of south India. Elephant safari and Jungle safari are arranged for interested tourists.