Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, which also includes the erstwhile Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, is a 391 square kilometers protected area in Chittur taluk in Palakkad district of Kerala state, South India. The wildlife sanctuary, which had an area of 285 square kilometers was established in 1973. However, for reaching this lovely destination we need to travel across one more State the Sate of Tamilnadu. The entries are shared between Kerala and Tamilnadu as a nature man i could feel the brotherhood relation of nature lovers from these two South Indian states.
As a tiger reserve forest every nature photographer really interested to see the ambiance of tigers. But my bad luck i went the wrong time where the tigers are unhappy to show a sight to my cam. Then i think what next, Parambikulam not only a tiger reserve area but also filled with many natural resources, landscapes, and many other wild friends (Animals). I have diverted my visit by taking landscapes some of my friends (Animals) pictures and spending time with my big family (The big brother and his innocent subordinate staff).
Deer's is beauty of Parambikulam sanctuary by making a heaven feel, I could see many of friends peacefully enjoying the green grass field. I have tried to capture their emotions and feelings without disturbing their privacy. A nature photographer must be care and aware we are just a visitor on their land, they don't give any permission to enter their privacy. I could see deer's more intelligent while they are feeding, A switching leader is always available to watch any disturbance is incoming and after a while they hand over the charge to next one.
Spending more time with amazing water resources i could feel Yes, this is the heaven of a nature lover. I have taken many landscapes and i could feel many of travelers never focused the beauty of nature at depth, but as true nature lover i have tried focus those hands is caring in the beauty of land. Yes, the lovely forest officers hard work and The Government interfere really playing a role to keep this natural land safer and more beauty.
Kerala forests are home to three species of deer. They are Sambar deer (Cervus unicolor), Barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak), and Spotted deer (Cervus (Axis) Axis), which is also known as Chital. The largest of the three species of deer in Kerala is the Sambar deer. Chital or Spotted Deer is the most elegant and beautiful among the three. They can be found in large numbers in Parambikulam and Chinnar sanctuaries but are absent in high elevation regions.
The third species – the Barking Deer, so called because of its bark like call, is very shy and a denizen of our evergreen forests. They are often solitary or seen in pairs but not in large numbers like the other two species. The favorite food of all deer species is grass, leaves and wild fruits. Being a ruminant animal, deer digests its food in two steps. First eating the food as a raw material, secondly it regurgitates the eaten food and chew the cud.
Parambikulam not only rich by animals and land, but also it is rich by a group of innocent people and friendly forest officers. They really behave like our family members and we get a feel surly come again this holy land every year. From this journey i have learned many knowledgeable things about caring the natural resources and importance of protecting my friends ( animals), I have made a good relation with all people those whom i meet during this journey and happy to say i got a big brother and loving family from Parambikulam.
If anyone ask dear what is the highlight of your journey?. I have only one-word God gifted a Big brother. Yes, the man who have amazing passion and experience with wildlife. More over a good commanding power to control highly dangerous wild animals that is my big brother Ravikumar . I have witnessed his skill by commanding with elephants. He has talked with the tuskers with their own languages and they obeying him very friendly manner. Unfortunately my fear killed those awesome moment and i forgot to take a good photograph of that incident. During the night session he has shared his experience how to behave in wildlife, major issues causing to wild animals and importance of caring them for future.
The nature family really a blessing in this short life, I'm really thankful to my lord making a chance to meet all of them during this journey. They treat me like a brother, son and a small kid really i love you all, and feel very bad when the time reach to leave the heaven.
In this visit i have realized our media's some time passing wrong information about our wildlife. They don't have any experienced persons those who hardcore passion & love about wildlife, they focused on circulation and engaged in making comments about wild animal attacks and complaining against forest officers. Media never think the officers are human they have feelings and tiredness. What is the real problems wildlife facing?. I could say nowadays forest zones become limited source of foods bamboos and water resources due to global-warming. Majority of forest zones now planted with useless big trees such as Teak (Tectona grandis), Kariveeti (Blackwood), Pam trees and so on, and never allowing forest zones to form its self naturally.
This is caused illuminating water, foods and people interference by cutting trees killing animals, moreover polluting the natural resource by dumping plastic waste while visiting the Eco places. So dear all try to become a nature lover and don't allow anyone to become a cause wild animal death or damaging natural resources. Think we are the real warriors of mom earth and wild animals are our friends.
I hope all of you enjoyed a brief of my journey, my wildlife experience and meeting my lovely nature family. I kindly request your attention and appreciate honest feedback about my article.