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Silent Valley National Park

Silent Valley National Park
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National Parks • Forests • Valleys
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This is the only remaining undisturbed tropical evergreen rainforest in India.
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Madhava M
Mumbai, India2 contributions
Silent Valley National Park Safari Experience
Sep 2020
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 worldwide have transparent tops. The brainless idiot who thought up this safari has provided jeeps that are closed in on all sides have totally uncomfortable side seating and low roof pipes. Anyone whose height is over 5'5" will hit their head on iron pipes of the roofing repeatedly, considering the track which passes for roads are horrible. Be well advised to stay away.
Written September 14, 2020
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BlueLake Motel
Lake Wales, FL6 contributions
One of a kind natural beauty
Aug 2019
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. Accommodations are in want.
Written March 30, 2020
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Andy T
47 contributions
Confused
Feb 2020 • Family
Love the idea of 'eco', 'World Heritage' etc however too many paradoxes.
Two dozen covered jeeps bounced their way up a track that meant the occupants can hardly see out.
Guide and driver understood no English and only spoke their scripted lines. I'm sure we thus missed out on a lot.
We've seen equally beautiful views without climbing the 30m watchtower, what is that all about?
Very expensive - hardly surprising with the staff required to implement the impressive beaurocracy: as well as showing all four passports I had to fill in my name and address on 3 separate occasions signing my signature a total of 5 times.
We were left with headaches from the 4 hour journey there and back, sadly we cannot recommend this trip
Written February 26, 2020
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Morning S
227 contributions
Family trekking to silent valley
Dec 2019 • Family
This part of western ghats is included in UNESCO world heritage site. It is called silent valley because of the absence of cicadas. It is 90km from Palakkad town. 400per person to sairandhri Safari and 1.5 m trek . Go to silent valley park website, call the number and book your safari. You won't be able to see animals, the time of the year that animals roam freely on safari road is February to March during which park may be closed. Go to park website and check. It is a rare biome with high species density.Hence people are allowed only in the bufferzone. To protect the biome, tourism activities are very less. You can explore the forest freely if you have written permission from DFO for research purposes. There are butterflies which are unique to this area, some birds , lion tailed Macau etc. There are elephants, tiger, some rare migratory birds etc which you may be able to see if you visit by 7 am but park safari starts only by 8 am and closes by 1 pm.
Written December 31, 2019
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Vipin ashok😍
Kochi (Cochin), India40 contributions
Peaceful🤫
Jul 2019 • Friends
Silent Valley has been one of the most exciting visits if my life and changed the concept of National Parks. I personally like peace and nature, if you do too, this is the place for you. Get a quiet weekend, just the rhythm of nature and the birds chirping.
Written November 12, 2019
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Shraddha K
65 contributions
We were at Anaikatti and were recommended by our hotel
Nov 2019 • Family
Silent valley is a jungle and a torturous ride of 5 hours... The driver was at his best in showing us different species of trees and a small waterfall... else if you have spare day and want a bumpy ride then pls go ahead... if you are on a short trip...pls exclude...even drive towards ooty will be better
Written November 12, 2019
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Bhaskar Banerjee
Barasat, India147 contributions
A forest with silent valleys
Nov 2018 • Family
If you love forest the go there, you can see a no. Of variety of different species of large trees, don't expect to watch the wildlife, as there are a no of species of wildlife present but by the torture of tourist there now going far deep in the jungle.
Written October 31, 2019
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Manjunath V
Bengaluru, India1,422 contributions
Awesome place, must visit
Oct 2019 • Family
Silent valley national park is one of the last undisturbed tracts of South Western Ghats mountain rain forests and tropical moist evergreen forest in India. It is part of the Nilgiri Sub-Cluster, Western Ghats World Heritage Site, recognised by UNESCO in 2007. Entrance is from Mukkali which is 50 km from Coimbatore. Prior booking is required. From Mukkali forest department arranges 25 km drive which takes 2 hours to reach Sairandhri. View from 100 feet height watchtower is awesome. 360 degree view of lush green dense forests. River kunthi flows at this place. It is nice experience but 25 km ride is tiresome.
Written October 8, 2019
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Dave
Coimbatore, India22 contributions
Silent Valley
Aug 2019 • Friends
Plastics were strictly prohibited inside silent. The silent valley is known for leeches. Do not panic or shout if the leeches bits.

Calm place for one trip. Must reach the ticket booking counter before noon. Tickets were costly and most of the time was wasted in walking and traveling inside the forest. Not suitable for old age people..
Written August 21, 2019
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Vijayakumar K
Plymouth, UK479 contributions
Love nature? Go there
Mar 2019 • Friends
I went there with a friend from UK on 26th March 2019, our stay was at the inspection bungalow located at Mukkali on the banks of river Bhavani, one of the few rivers run to the east to Tamil Nadu from Kerala state. The rooms are comfortable with clean linen and towels, they may provide food if requested in advance, we did not eat here. The cooling down with a dip in Bhavani river was very refreshing, I went there all the 3 days we stayed there. The trip to be paid for and arranged at the foresters office, they arrange a jeep and guide all for Rs 2000 per head or £20, for 22 km plus 22 km journey through the jungle, the road is not well made as it is through the forest but it is fun, we loved it. How many wild animals one would see is in any one trip is pure luck as it is not a zoo. We were able to see a mountain squirrel with its long bushy tail, we saw a group of Lion tailed Monkeys the forest is famed for these Lion tailed moneys who are not shy of humans, then we were lucky to see the shy black monkey due to the ever so vigilant driver and guide. We saw a monitor lizard of good side may be 3 foot long and a forest hen ran across our road from one side to the other, altogether we saw 5 different wild animals, we were very happy about this. On reaching the observation tower one could go up the tower and get a panoramic view of the surrounding evergreen forest and hills and Kunthi river, the view of the hills and forest is breathtakingly beautiful. There is very little litter a plus point but no sit out restaurants to have a bite or quench thirst. There are toilet facility of average cleanliness. We did not stay there for long as there was nothing else to do there, the journey takes 2 hours one way and another 2 hours return. There is lot to see as wild animals and various rare trees, its a place to go once but worth the visit.
Written May 10, 2019
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