Kerala has two tiger reserves. They are the Periyar Tiger Reserve and the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve.
Periyar Tiger Reserve, the largest Wild Life Sanctuary in Kerala is situated in the Idukki and pathanamthitta District of Kerala. Periyar Tiger Reserve is one of the best preserved forest regions, covering an area of 925 Sq. Km is home to rare, endemic and endangered flora and fauna and forms the major watershed of two important rivers of Kerala, the Periyar and the Pamba. The core area (350.54 sq.Km) of Periyar Tiger Reserve is declared as Periyar National Park
Parambikulam Tiger Reserve
Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as part of the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve on February 19, 2010. The challenging hill ranges situated in Chittur taluk of Palakkad district with an area of 285 sq. km and placed at an altitude of 300 to 1438 m above sea level, the place offers a good climate with temperatures ranging from 15 degree Celsius to 32 degree Celsius. Parambikulam can boast of the first scientifically managed teak plantations of the world and also houses the world’s tallest and oldest teak tree.