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“Amazing Wild experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Parambikkulam

Parambikkulam
Ranked #24 of 69 things to do in Coimbatore
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Chennai
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90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Amazing Wild experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

We opted for the Thellikkal Nights stay for one night. We are group of 5 friends. Before I write the stay experience, I need to write on Parambikulam wild life sanctuary. It can be accessed only via Pollachi - no route from Kerela I understand. Right from the entry to getting into the sanctuary, every thing was in order and following all rules and procedures. There are tons of things to do in Parambikulam - trekking, jungle safari, bamboo boat ride, etc. We choosed to go for Thellikal nights for one night. It involved trekking inside the forest for around 6-7 kms. This acco was in middle of forest - nothing man made nearby except for the house. No electricity, no water, no toliet as well (when we went)- wildlife at its fullest. We took bath and other nature activities thru the nearby stream. We had 2 tribals for our company. No mobile signal - one is practically and really cut out of normal life here. In nights, one will understand the real meaning of darkness. We saw bears, snakes, deers, bisons, nearby. The windows in the house were broken and hence in nights large butterflies and insects were playing on our faces - it was scarry and equally fun. Would not recommend for family or couple tho - its only for friends.
It gave me a amazing wild experience.

Some do's and dont's:
1. Dont try to have big conversations with the tribes
2. Dont bring much of luggage inside the forest
3. Dont panic or get excited on seeing any wild animal
4. Inform your family/friends clearly where you are going and what your plan is within the sanctuary before your trip
5. Always follow tribes accompanying you - its very easy to get yourself lost in the jungle
6. Any hardship or difficulty you face, take it as an enjoyable and adventurous experience and dont take it as hardship
7. Understand and appreciate the way of life of the tribes in the forest

Visited September 2013
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Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
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“Very serene and well maintained getaway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Though we could not get a sight of a tiger, we were lucky to see bisons, elephants and few other animal/birds. The rooms near the forest are well maintained and the staff are very strict to not allow any liquor/entertainment that could disturb the forest creatures. Love the food served, peaceful environment during the stay, people who took us for the boat ride, trekking etc. Wonderful place to visit again! nicely maintained.

Visited July 2014
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Wonderful stay in the Jungle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

We have visited the forest with a group of friends, Stayed at Tree House for a day. It was a wonderful experience. We went for Trekking, an important thing to mention is about the Forest Ranger. The Ranger who accompanied our group provided lots and lot of information & guided us very well.

The food & accommodation was reasonably good. We really enjoyed our stay.

Visited February 2014
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mumbai
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“the tented niche has good service levels and offers great walks to see birds”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

we stayed at the tented niche at Parambikkulam. the trip was superb with great walks by the stream in search of birds. Eagles, Barbets, Hoopoe, rocket tail drongo and various other birds to sight. the food at the place is very basic.

Visited March 2014
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Thrissur, India
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“Good stay in the Jungle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

I have stayed for one day at Thunakadavu Treetop hut at Parambikulam. The location was awesome and the stay was literally in a jungle. This was the only tree top hut in Thundkadavu and in night we really scarred, but it was really a nice stay we enjoyed it. We can feel the nature. It was a one day package which include stay, food, trekking, jungle safari, tribal safari, bamboo rafting etc. ..

Visited December 2013
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