Q. “Pampadum Shola National Park” is recently seen in news is related to which of the following?

[A] Kerala

[B] Tamil Nadu

[C] Karnataka

[D] Andhra Pradesh

Answer: A

Explanation: Considering the ecological, faunal, floral, geographical and zoological significance of Pampadum Shola, the Government of Kerala declared it as a National Park in December 2003 vide notification No: 12875/F2/2003/ F& WLD dated 14/12/2003.

  • The Park is located in the eastern part of Southern Western Ghats of Kerala on the way to Vattavada, near Top Station about 35 Kms from Munnar town.
  • Pampadum Shola is nearly 35 Km from Munnar town and can be reached from Kochi ( 135 Km), and Kottayam (148 Mk) by Road. The Kochi – Kodaikanal highway passes through this National Park.

Source: https://forest.kerala.gov.in/index.php/about-us/wildlife/2015-03-16-09-50-24/national-parks/pampadum-shola-national-park