How to reach Silent Valley
Silent valley Is Easily Accessible from the Major Towns of Kerala And Tamilnadu. The office of silent valley is located at a town called Mukkali, a small hill town,two basic chai shops.
Coimbatore (90 Kms from Mukkali) (There is Airport and Railway Station at Coimbatore): You have to Follow the Anaketty, Goolikadavu Route Along the Thadakam Road (Turn Right along a straight Road after Opanakara Street,near Ukadam Refer map For More Info) To Reach Mukkali, Where the Office of Silent Valley is Located. There are two Petrol filling stations at Goolikadavu (pick up provisions)
Palakkad (80 Kms) (There is A Railway Station at Palakkad): From Palakkad follow the calicut road till mannarkadu,turn right towards attapady,climb the beautifull ghats till one gets to mukkali check post,turn left,the park information center is a further 300mts or so .
Area : 89 sq.kms.
Permission : Division Forest Officer, Palakkad,Kerala - 678 009(prior booking needed,we could arrange it with couple of days notice)
Nearest Accommodation : Malleeshwaram jungle lodge
Nearest town : Mannarkkad (32 kms)
Nearest airport : Coimbatore (115 kms)
Nearest railway station : Olavakode(Palakkad),Coimbatore
The Entrance charges are as Follows.
Entrance for a Foreigner : 210 Rs (The foreigner must show and write their passport number in the application form and make a signature in the Log book.)
Entrance for Indian : 25 Rs (Don’t have much formalities)
Camera : 25 Rs
Entry of Jeep : (Only the park jeeps or the local jeeps,which the park office would arrange are allowed to move along the 25 Km pacca road to silent valley. There is parking space for other vehicles near the office).
Charge for Guide :250 Rs :You must get a guide and only with the guide you can go into the silent valley. Normally the guide is not that useful ,so its better one does a basic study before getting there.