Romance, wildlife or adventure holidays - the forests and wildlife of Parambikulam won't let down you. The Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, a rich swathe of greenery brimming with wildlife, is a 285 square kilometer protected area cuddled in Palakkad.Like an oasis of remarkable serenity, located approximately 110 kilometers from Palakkad district, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is spot of exotic variety of flora and fauna. A kind of a heaven for travel photographers and wildlife enthusiasts, the area is home to such treasure of species as Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Langur, Lion tailed macaque, spotted deer, Asian elephant, Indian wild dog and several different kinds of snakes and birds and spiders. Moreover, the park houses many distinct kinds of trees, primarily, neem, rosewood and sandalwood which form an incredible backdrop. Boat cruises are available from Parambikulam Reservoir. Trekking is one of the best ways to explore the wildlife sanctuaries but can only possible after permission as Eco-tourism packages. A tree house is also present in the Reserve Forest Area in Thoonakadavu while other lodgings offered by State Forest Department under Eco-tourism at Thoonakadavu, Thellikal and Elathode have comfortable accommodation for those wanting to experience wildlife from close quarters.