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Wildlife in Tamil Nadu

Around 17.6% of total land area of Tamil Nadu is covered by forests. Till now, the state has declared 5 national parks and 17 wildlife sanctuaries. The forest area in the state takes in both the plains as well as the mountain slopes. A pristine flora and fauna have found a home in the state's forest area. If you explore the forest region around the Western Ghats, you come across with moist deciduous forests, evergreen forests and grasslands. The dry land forest types include dry deciduous forests, thorny vegetation, scrubs and mangroves. During a wildlife tour in this region, holidaymakers and wildlife lovers not only get to view some rarest widlife species but they also have the opportunity to view some highly endangered species of animals from close quarters. Besides animal sanctuaries, Tamil Nadu also features many bird sanctuaries where bird watching can let you see both domestic as well as migratory bird species. While you plan a wildlife tour in Tamil Nadu, do remember to collect ideal time information about the national parks or wildlife sanctuaries you plan to visit. And get ready for an epic adventure of your life!