Silent Valley National Park, positioned amidst the Kundali Hills of the stunning Western Ghats, is in the district of Palghat (Palakkad), Kerala. Apart from being famous for its rich wildlife, this place is considered to be an invaluable reserve of birds. A trip to Silent Valley will provide the experience of a lifetime. The exclusive sylvan background, peaks at high altitude, a couple of rivers - all these add to the mesmerizing charm of Silent Valley.
Tourists coming to Silent Valley would find that this place is quite well linked via road, rail and air. Coimbatore's Peelamamedu Airport, 155 kms away from Silent Valley, is the best choice for air-travelers. For guests coming by train, the rail station, namely Olavakkode at Palghat, 75 kms from Silent Valley is preferable. For those coming via road, Mannarghat is ideal as you can get buses at regular intervals to Coimbatore, Palghat and other places from here. Mannarghat's bus stand is situated 32 kms from Silent Valley. September to March is the best time to visit this place.
The ambience of Silent Valley appears pretty, colorful and eye-catching due to the various species of birds. You will get the opportunity to view 170 types of birds in Silent Valley National park. This includes 31 kinds of migratory birds too. Keep a close watch in order to witness the Ceylon Frog Mouth, House Martin, Bonelli's Hawk Eagle, Great Indian Hornbill, Indian Black-Crested Baza, Nilgiri Laughing Thrush, Malay Bittern, Peninsular Scops Owl, Shaheen Falcon, Short-Eared Owl and Rufous-Bellied Shortwing, to name some from an extensive list. You could be sure that your vacation at Silent Valley will enable you to observe a stunning range of birds, lively and chirpy at the same time, amidst their natural habitat.
So, book your place for a tour to Silent Valley, Kerala at your earliest. You would positively fall in love with the different varieties of birds found here.