Kerala is a land notable for its rich wildlife. Kerala boasts of around 10,000 plant species out of which 900 species are of medicinal use. Blessed with a wide variety of forests such as tropical wet evergreen forest, semi-evergreen forest, tropical moist and dry deciduous forest, subtropical and temperate forest, Kerala offers great opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts. The biodiversity of Kerala can fire your imagination. It has 102 species of mammals, 476 species of birds, 202 species of freshwater fishes, 169 species of reptiles and 89 species of amphibians.
On your wildlife tour in Kerala you will get a chance to enjoy its greenery and natural beauty. The state seems to be in perfect harmony with nature. It is the place where you can see some enchanting wildlife in their natural habitat. The rare species of butterfly like the Malabar Tree Nymph is also found here. Kerala is a home to several National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries and Tiger Reserves. These national parks, sanctuaries and reserves shelter commendable population of much sought after wildlife species such as tiger, endangered one-horned Rhino, endangered Asiatic Lion and tusker. These are just a few animals who attract tourists from across the globe. Adventurous wildlife expedition in Kerala is a wonderful experience.
Some of the popular wildlife hotspots in Kerala are: Eravikulam National Park, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom.