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Srivilliputhur Megamalai Tiger Reserve

Srivilliputhur Megamalai Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve, located in Tamil Nadu. It is the 51st tiger reserve of India and the 5th tiger reserve of tamil nadu, covering a total area of 1016.57 kilometre square. The reserve was formed on 11 April 2021 by combining two wild life sanctuaries namely grizzled squirrel wild life sanctuary and Megamalai wildlife sanctuary. The tiger reserve offers a best connection for animals to move around freely from Periyar Tiger Reserve till srivilliputhur wild life sanctuary via Megamalai Forests. The best time to visit the reserve is throughout the year except for the months of March, April and May.

Dominant Flora

The vegetation of the tiger reserve consists of tropical evergreen forests, semi-evergreen forests, dry deciduous forests and moist mixed deciduous forests.

Dominant Fauna

Mammals: elephants, tiger, leopard, Nilgiri tahr, gaur, spotted deer, barking deer, sambar deer, wild boar, porcupine, Nilgiri langur, lion-tailed macaque, common langur, bonnet macaque, sloth bear, grey junglefowl, smooth-coated otter.

Birds: red-whiskered bulbul, common iora, White-browed wagtail, grey wagtail, pied bush chat, Blyth's reed warbler, barn swallow, spotted dove, Asian paradise flycatcher, long-tailed shrike.

Reptiles: Wood Snake, Monitor Lizard, Chameleon, etc.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit the reserve is throughout the year except for the months of March, April and May.

How to Reach

Nearest Train Station: The nearest railhead is Srivilliputhur railway station, located at a distance of 5 km.

Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is at Madurai, located at a distance of 80 km.

Road Accessibility : The reserve is well connected with cities like Madurai and Tirunelveli. From these cities, bus and cabs can be taken to reach the reserve.

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