Kerala is blessed with immense beauty and greenery. The rich, green forests of Kerala are home to many animals and birds. There are also many water bodies that keep the climate cool and enhance the growth of trees. Kerala honeymoon packages as well as holiday packages are much sought after. There are also a number of wildlife sanctuaries and beautiful landscapes which make it much in demand for nature lovers.
One of the famous wildlife sanctuaries is Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary which has the largest population of Gaur (bison). The other animals seen here are Sambar, spotted dear, jungle cat, lion-tailed macaque, common otter, sloth bear etc. A few tigers and leopards are also seen here. The sanctuary also provides facilities for lodging and boarding. Forest rest houses are also available at Thunacadavu, Thellikkal and Elathode.
Idukki wildlife sanctuary is situated just above the arch dam. The area of this sanctuary includes the forest land in between the Periyar and Cheruthoni rivers. The place is an excellent habitat for animals like elephants, bisons, bear, wild boars, sambar etc. The three sides of the sanctuary are surrounded by the lake which provides a panoramic view.
Chinnar Wildlife sanctuary is close to Eravikulam National Park and Anamalai Wildlife sanctuary in Tamil Nadu. The proximity to the other sanctuaries makes it rich in wildlife. The entry point to this sanctuary is from Munnar in Kerala and Udumalpet from Tamil Nadu.Aralam wildlife sanctuary is close to Kannur. It is rich in elephants, sloth bears, sambar, mouse-deer etc. There is also a rich habitation of avifauna and reptiles.