Explore the forests of Valparai with an expert naturalist for the best opportunities to see a variety of bird life anywhere in South India. The Anamalai region of which Valparai is part of encompasses reserves, corridors and sanctuaries which endangered bird species like the Great Pied Hornbill call home. More elusive large mammals; Asiatic Elephants, Tigers and Leopard to name a few also wonder the stunning densely forested area in one of India’s most populated wildlife areas.
Situated at 3500 feet above sea level, interspersed by lush green rainforests and tea plantations, the region is a rich bird watching tract and great for trekking. Depending on your route and the amount of time you have you can also add waterfalls, temples, villages and tribal communities to your experience in this remote region.
In terms of bird species in the area, you’ll have great opportunities to see the Great Pied hornbill, Malabar Grey Hornbill and Whistling Thrush, Palani laughingthrush, Yellow browed bulbul and the Oriental white eye…a birders paradise!