Silent Valley National Park, Kerala

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Silent Valley National Park (Malayalam: സൈലന്‍റ് വാലീ നാഷണല്‍ പാര്‍ക്ക്), is a national park in Kerala, India. It is located in the Nilgiri hills, has a core area of 89.52 km2 (34.56 sq mi), which is surrounded by a buffer zone of 148 km2 (57 sq mi). This national park has some rare species of flora and fauna. This area was explored in 1847 by the botanist Robert Wight.
The national park is one of the last undisturbed tracts of South Western Ghats mountain rain forests and tropical moist evergreen forest in India. Contiguous with the proposed Karimpuzha National Park (225 km2 (87 sq mi)) to the north and Mukurthi National Park (78.46 km2) to the north-east, it is the core of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (1,455.4 km2), and is part of the Nilgiri Sub-Cluster (6,000+ km2), Western Ghats World Heritage Site, recognised by UNESCO in 2007.
Plans for a hydroelectric project that threatened the park's biodiversity stimulated an environmentalist social movement in the 1970s, known as the Save Silent Valley movement, which resulted in cancelling the project and creating the park in 1980. The visitors' centre for the park is at Sairandhri.
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  • The safari is a scam and completely ill thought out. Any safari in a tourist friendly place used open jeeps, with forward facing seating, high roofing and long windows. In addition most jeeps...  more »
  • One of the best natural treasures. Nature lovers find so much specialities here. People are friendly. Weather is enjoyable. Coolness and quietness is a special feature of Silent Valley...  more »
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  • So close to the Keralites' Heart, this sprawling forest reserve is one of the accumulated wealth and treasure of Kerala, with the excellent spread of Flora and Fauna of God's own country. Regulated by various rules and orders of the State and Central Government. You require permission and approval from concerned State authorities for entry. It's in great demand among schools as their annual study tour. It's a home for research scholars. Awesome landscapes. Offers amazing opportunity for Photographers for wild life too. A visit is worth.
  • Silent Valley National Park  is in Kerala. It is located in the Nilgiri hills, has a core area of 89.52 km2 which is surrounded by a buffer zone of 148 km2. This national park has some rare species of flora and fauna. This area was explored in 1847 by the botanist Robert Wight. The national park is one of the last undisturbed tracts of South Western Ghats mountain rain forests and tropical moist evergreen forest in India. Silent Valley is home to the largest population of lion-tailed macaques, an endangered species of primate.

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