Silent Valley National Park
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Silent Valley National Park

The Silent Valley National Park rises abruptly to the Nilgiri Plateau in the North and overlooks the plains of Mannarkkad in the South. Extremely fragile, a unique preserve of tropical evergreen rain forests which is a veritable nursery of flora and fauna, some of which are found nowhere else in the world.

The National Park is the core of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Despite its name, the Silent Valley (the clamour of Cicadas is conspicuously absent here) is a rich storehouse of biodiversity. It is a true Garden of Eden for students of life sciences, professional scientists and field biologists.

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Kerala, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
3 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
11.0685517°N, 76.5181268°E
Distance from Palakkad city center to Silent Valley National Park
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Silent Valley National Park..

Overall Rating:4.5

  '5' out of 5
"Silent Valley National Park ( സൈലന്‍റ് വാലീ നാഷണല്‍ പാര്‍ക്ക്), is a national park with a core zone of 236.74 square kilometres (91 sq mi) (making it the largest national park in Kerala). It is located in the Nilgiri Hills, within the Palakkad District of Kerala, South India. This region was explored in 1847 by the botanist Robert Wight, and is a setting for the epic Mahabharatha. This park is one of the last undisturbed tracts of South Western Ghats mountain rain forests and tropical moist evergreen forest in India. Really we can feel the power of nature and am sure that the experience is just awesome and can't be explain. This place must be experienced . A silent, beautiful, awesome, unbelievable, lands of nature"
  '5' out of 5
"Enjoy silence nature and beauty. Don't go thinking about spotting animals! Enjoy unspoilt indian's only rain forest experience! Kerala is God's own country! We spotted many varieties of butterflies, Malabar squirrel, lion tailed monkey, langoor monkey! Watch tower view is just awesome! Do the trek as well. No food available, so please pack good amount of food. Drive from Palakkad takes good 3 hours. Jeep ride is chilling a bit rain adds to it! Carry salt to work around leeches! One step closer to nature. Drivers are very friendly. Can reserve the jeep rides in advance thru phone! "
  '5' out of 5
"The view from the tower is awesome! Feel the depth of this forest range. "
  '5' out of 5
"Beautiful place for those who love nature"
  '5' out of 5
"once I am a firewatcher in this silent natural beauty 1989_1990.period when I was goes to central police force."

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Content of this page was last updated at Sep 28, 2016