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Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the must visit wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala located at a distance of 40 Km from Thiruvananthapuram. Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, an attractive as well as scenic wildlife sanctuary in Kerala is located at the southeast part of lofty Western Ghats. The sanctuary is really a treasure trove of abundant and different flora and fauna.

Neyyar Wildlife SanctuaryNeyyar Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1958. But not much was done to safeguard of its flora and fauna conservation until 1985. A separate wildlife wing was created to preserve the rare wildlife.

The charming Agasthyakoodam Mountain situated at an altitude of 1,890 meters and the attractive Neyyar Reservoir spread more than an area of 9.06 sq. km enhance the attraction to the sanctuary. Neyyar Reservoir as well provides good conditions for delight navigations.

Flora and Fauna

The flora of Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary differs from tropical wet evergreen to grasslands in accordance with elevation. The Neyyar wildlife sanctuary is homeland for an abundant as well as various wildlife, promising a unforgettable experience for lovers of natural world as well as wildlife lovers. In your vacation to Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary along with Kerala Backwaters, you are able to catch sight of an amazing array of flora and fauna, including Elephants, Sloth Bears, Nilgiri Tahrs, Gaur, Sambars, Barking Deer, Indian Porcupines, Malabar Squirrels, Tigers, Lion-tailed Macaques, Jungle Cats, Wild Boars as well as Nilgiri Langurs to name a only some. The sanctuary is as well abundant with the birds as well as reptiles population.

The Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary too attracts an amazing array of unique birds including King Fishers, White-breasted Water Hen, Little Green Heron, Woodpeckers, Indian Cuckoos, Gray Jungle Fowl, Common Mynas, Indian Hill Mynas, Darters, Little Cormorants, Little Egrets as well as Brahminy Kites etc.

The wildlife sanctuary houses reptiles like Cobras, Vipers, Pythons, Rat Snakes, Flying Snakes and Lizards.

In your Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary Kerala trip, you can even pay a visit the Crocodile Farm, Deer Farm and Lion Safari Park at sanctuary or take pleasure in a thrilling boat ride at the picturesque Neyyar Lake. Trekking to Agastiar Mountain is one more thrilling doings.

With the repository of many of rarest medicinal herbs, the Neyyar Dam is really a famous getaway location having a lake along with a charming dam spot. The lake formed by the dam across the River Neyyar is a bluest of blue, making boating appealing for visitors.

Distance from Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Thiruvananthapuram: 40 Km
Kovalam: 43 Km
Varkala: 80 Km
Kollam: 94 Km
Kottayam: 174 Km
Kuttanad: 174 Km
Alappuzha: 180 Km
Kumarakom: 184 Km
Kochi: 234 Km
Ernakulam: 241 Km
Idukki: 257 Km
Thrissur: 309 Km
Munnar: 351 Km
Kozhikode: 432 Km
Wayanad: 510 Km
Kasargod: 612 Km

How to get there:

Nearest Airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (IATA: TRV, ICAO: VOTV)

Nearest Railway Station: Thiruvananthapuram

Road: Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary is well connected by road network. There is a motorable road to the dam site which is well connected by regular bus services from Thiruvananthapuram city.

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