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Kalakad Wildlife Sanctuary

Location : Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu
Coverage area : 223-Sq-Kms
Main attractions : Lion Tailed Macaque's Preserve
Best time to Visit : September to March
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Kalakad wildlife sanctuary is situated in an area of 223-sq-kms in the Tirunelveli district, including the foothills of the Western Ghats and the adjoining area. 47-kms from Tirunelveli, the Kalakad wildlife sanctuary is very popular with botanists and ornithologists as it has a great variety of fauna and bird life.

Flora :
The flora ranges from forests of tropical wet evergreen to Tropical dry deciduous and thorn forests at down hills.

Fauna :
It is a Lion tailed Macaque's preserve.Lion tailed Macaque, Nilgiri Langur, Bonnet Macaque, Common Langur, Nilgiri Tahr, Sambar, Sloth Bear, Gaur, Elephant, Tiger, Flying Squirrel, Panther, Wild Dog, Pangolin are some of the wildlife seen in the sanctuary.


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