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Shenbaga Thopu

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Kattalagar Koil Rd, Srivilliputhur, India
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Enchanting Mountain Trek to see the Grizzled Squirrel

We were delighted on the trek to see the rare and endemic squirrel the Grizzled Squirrel. We were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Devika R
New Delhi
inside the forest...

fantastic inside the forest.. bathing in the river flowing down the western ghats...chill...silent... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Rajapalayam, India
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Kattalagar Koil Rd, Srivilliputhur, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were delighted on the trek to see the rare and endemic squirrel the Grizzled Squirrel. We were also welcomed by the tufted langur, common langur and macaques. The butterflies and birds were great to watch. A lot of locals offer a pooja to the...More

Thank Devika R
Reviewed 23 July 2017

fantastic inside the forest.. bathing in the river flowing down the western ghats...chill...silent environment..chirping birds...awesome...

1  Thank karthicksudarsan
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is a sanctuary located in Srivilliputhur. It was once a dense forest, but today so many trees in the forest have been destroyed. Also this forest area is not maintained properly. If this sanctuary is maintained well, it will be an awesome place.

1  Thank s s
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This forest was a evergreen forest, nice place to relax, but is slowly loosing its cover....This forest is homeland of many small water resources like ponds, streams

Thank shek2005
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The Srivilliputhur Wildlife Sanctuary , also known as The Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary (GSWS),was established in 1988 to protect the vulnerable grizzled giant squirrel (Ratufa macroura). Occupying an area of 485.2 km2, it is bordered on the southwest by the Periyar Tiger Reserve and is...More

1  Thank Ramkumar B
Reviewed 7 November 2015

this is a nice place to relax and have a good contact with mother nature... but i am worrying about the future of this forest.. liquors,plastics and carry bags brought by the visitors were dumped here and there is no restrictions and supervision for these...More

1  Thank naturelover1990
Reviewed 15 February 2015

Shenbaga Thopu - A typical example for afforestation. I have been to Shenbaga Thopu many times since my childhood. The trees are getting vanished. The water level is getting decreasing day by day. The sun is scorching as the years pass. This forest was a...More

4  Thank Premsankar88
Reviewed 11 October 2013

This places is about 10kms from Srivilliputtur, We used to cycle all the way till the base, its a narrow village road with farms & hills on either side. From there you need to take a hike for about 3-4 kms. You'll see water falls...More

13  Thank VjZen
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25 September 2015|
Response from naturelover1990 | Reviewed this property |
hi, You can visit as college trip by bus ..but make sure the climate is friendly & suitable at the time of your visit there !! ..