About Silent Valley National Park
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Silent Valley National Park (Malayalam: സൈലന്റ് വാലീ നാഷണല് പാര്ക്ക്), is a national park with a core zone of 237.52 square kilometres (92 sq mi) (making it the second largest national park in Kerala). This national park has some rare species of flora and fauna. It is located in the Nilgiri hills, within Mannarkkad of palakkad District of Kerala, South India. This region was explored in 1847 by the botanist Robert Wight, This park is one of the last undisturbed tracts of South Western Ghats mountain rain forests and tropical moist evergreen forest in India. Contiguous with the proposed Karimpuzha National Park (225 km2) to the north and Mukurthi National Park (78.46 km2) to the north-east, it is the core of the Nilgiri International Biosphere Reserve (1,455.4 km2), and is part of The Nilgiri Sub-Cluster (6,000+ km2), Western Ghats World Heritage Site, recognised by UNESCO in 2007.