Valparai is a beautiful town nestled amidst tea garden owned by 56 estates. In winters and late summers, Valparai offers scenic view of its hills. The landscape is a part of Anaimalais Tiger Reserve and comprise Parambikulam, Top slip, Aliyar, Valparai up to Athirapally and Anaimudi; the highest peak in south India.
Indian Naturalists Society(INS) is a network of experienced naturalists across India. Valparai has attracted us for its high altitude slopes of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve creating a habitat for unique mammals like Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Langur, Lion Tailed Macaques and Elephants. Also, the birdlife in this reserve has great diversity from a rare Black Baza, Waynad Laughing Thrush, Ceylon Frogmouth to Great Hornbills, Malabar Trogons and Long eared Nightjar.
We also make it a point to cover some of the macro world particularly the damselflies, butterflies, frogs and Pit-vipers. All this is quite easy when one stays in a private estate that needs to be booked in advance. A naturalist shall host you during the trip to deliver the best experience and sighting.