Spread over 402 sq kms, this protected area in Kanyakumari is a tiger habitat. There are seven rivers that originate in this forest, including the Tamaraibarani and Pahruli river.
This is one of the most diverse forest locations. It has hundreds of species of plants, amphibians and insects which are not commonly found anywhere else. The biodiversity is vast and in addition to tigers there are other threatened species like Indian bison, elephants, rock pythons, lion tailed macaques, mouse deer, nilgiri tahr and the sambar deer.
Surrounded by 3 oceans, there are an astounding 427 species of plants in its habitat.