Kannimara Teak (Gentle Giant)
Kannimara Teak Tree is one of the world’s largest living Trek tree found in Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, with an amazing height of 39.98 m, girth pf 7.15 m (at breast height) and aged 465 years approximately.
The tree has been awarded “Mahaviriksha Puraskar” by the Government of India during 1944-95.
According to the local tribal belief, when this tree was tried to cut down, blood spurted out from the place where it was cut. Since then, this tree was worshipped by the local tribals in Parambikulam as “Virgin Tree”. Thus the name Kannimara is given as he word “Kanni” means “Virgin”.