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Peruvari Island Bamboo Nest: A Night In The Wilderness

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Kerala is not only the home country of God but also the home of incredible natural wonders. One of them being the famous Parambilkulam wildlife sanctuary which was established in 1973 in the Sugan Range of Hills. The sanctuary is home to four different tribes, namely Kadar, Malasar, Muduvar and Mala Malasar, which are settled in six colonies. It is a well-protected ecological paradise that supports diverse habitat types and abundant flora and fauna.

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Any journey to the wild should provide the traveller with the opportunity to know the forest from close proximity and at Peruvari Island Bamboo Nest, one can actually experience that.

The Peruvari Island Nest camp is nestled within the Perivaripallam Dam, which is part of Parambikulam Aliyar Project (PAP). It provides a great opportunity for visitors to camp atop bamboo clump, and enjoy nature and wildlife at its best. The location of the hut, gives you ample view to the surrounding water body in the reservoir and greenery of the forest in the background.

The place is accessible via 30-minute rafting through the serene waters of the dam. The bamboo ride, though short, is a visual treat and a sensory explosion. Perched prettily at the edge of the Peruvari island is a humble treehouse with a room and balcony overlooking the reservoir. The island hut is spacious enough to accommodate 4 person luxuriously and is fitted with all the mordern amenities.

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Mornings are special on this island because you wake up to the sound of birds chirping around and with a view of heavy mist rolling atop the water outside the treehouse. Common Myna, Blue-winged Parakeet, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Indian Swiftlets, Jungle Babblers, Kingfisher, and Black Eagle are some of the birds you’ll spot.

Besides the close view of the wild, the thing attracting the visitors is the local cuisine. All the required arrangements for cooking is available here. Self-cooking can also be arranged. Alternatively, the guards here can cook excellent food. For those who love fish, arrangements can be made through the guards to get a fresh catch from the dam catchment area.

Enjoy the journey to the wild, create memories and leave nothing behind but your footprints and tire marks and preserve the sanctity of our forests.

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How to reach?

Parambikulam Tiger Reserve is located within a close proximity to a quaint town called Pollachi. Visitors can either avail regular buses from this town or hire local taxis to reach Parambikulam Tiger Reserve.

Coimbatore Railway Station; at a distance of 96km, serves as the nearest railway station to Parambikulam Tiger Reserve.

Coimbatore Airport is the nearest airport to Parambikulam Tiger Reserve; distance is around 110km. The airport is well-connected with regular flights to Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Kozhikode, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, and other important cities.

Best time to visit

Post monsoon is the best time to visit Parambikulam Tiger Reserve. Tourism in this wildlife reserve begins from August and continues till January. The temperature starts falling and is accompanied by clear atmosphere that highly favours wildlife spotting and other activities in Parambikulam Tiger Reserve.

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