P. Abdul Kareem’s village named Puliyamkulam in Kasaragod


The village shot into fame due to the efforts of one man, P. Abdul Kareem. Kareem, who was a travel agent, converted the wastelands of his village into areas of fertile greenery.



Puliyamkulam village that lies 35 km from Bekal is known for the efforts of a man, P. Abdul Kareem, who toiled hard to convert a wasteland into an area of fertile greenery. Kareem worked diligently for almost 28 years to convert a barren landscape into a Nature-rich zone, teeming with rare plants, trees and birds, and is now the proud owner of India’s first private sanctuary – Forest Park.

Apart from the nearly 300 species of flowering plants that Kareem planted, the sanctuary is rich in diverse species of trees, herbs and also medicinal plants. The fauna here includes small wild animals, birds, reptiles, insects, etc


Railway station: Kanhangad railway station, about 30 km away

Flight: Kannur International Airport Ltd. (KIAL), about 88.6 km away