Monday, 20 August 2012

Vallanadu Blackbuck Sanctuary Thoothukudi Tamil Nadu

Vallanadu Wildlife Sanctuary Thoothukudi Tamil Nadu is a protected area of Tamil Nadu in South India created for the protection of Blackbuck Antelope. Located on an isolated hillock in Vallanadu Village of Srivaikundam Taluk, it is the southernmost place in India where a natural population of Blackbuck exists.
Vallanadu Blackbuck Sanctuary Thoothukudi Tamil Nadu
Flora
There are three main types of forest in the sanctuary a South Deccan Plateau dry deciduous forest. The thorny hardwood and xerophytes: Dalbergia multiflora, Dichrostachys cinerea, Acacia latronum, Acacia planifrons, Albizia amara, Zizyphus sp. and a few Azadirachta indica, Dodonia viscosa, Carissa carandus, Pterolobium indicum and Euphorbia Acalypha fruticosa, Ocimum sanctum, species form the under growth.

Fauna
Vallanadu Blackbuck Sanctuary fauna   includes Black buck, Spotted deer, macaques, Jungle cat, Monkeys, Wild cat, Mongoose, Black naped Hare, Scaly Ant eater- Pangolin, Viper and Rat snake live here.Peacock, Heron, Stork, Grey partridges, Jungle Craws, Common quails, Pied crested Cuckoo, Crested-hawk Eagle, Black-winged Kite, Curlew, Lapwing, Nightjar, Sparrows, Horned owl, and nearly 100 other species of birds are found in the area.

Location -Thoothukudi District
Nearest airport Madurai – 165 kms away
Nearest Railway station -Tirunelveli Junction – 20 km away
Best season - Throughout the year
Accommodation - Hotels at Tirunelveli
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