The Silent Valley National Park probably gets its name from the fact that the constant buzz of cicadas heard in most of the state is conspicuously absent in its jungles. It is also probably because the sights and sounds of the park leave you speechless. Spread across nearly 238 square kilometers of jungle land rising steeply to meet the tall Nilgiri Plateau in the North, with the Mannarkad plains in the south, the Silent Valley National Park has a very unique ecosystem, home to some of the rarest endemic species in the region. Located at the core of the incredibly biodiverse Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, the Silent Valley National Park is considered heaven by biologists, scientists and zoologists. ALSO READ: National Parks and Sanctuaries around Munnar to Get Closer to Nature
In fact, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the Silent Valley National Park is a perfect reflection of the immense diversity of the Nilgiri Reserve in general. Here, you can find more than 1,000 flowering plant species in bloom in various parts of the year, including 110 species of just orchids. There are also more than 34 mammal species here, 400 species of moth, 200 butterfly species and 128 beetle species. Ornithologists will be delighted to know that the park is home to around 150 bird species, including nearly all the 16 birds that are endemic to south India.
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