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South India Travel --› Kerala Wildlife Sanctuaries

Kerala Wildlife Sanctuaries

Ernakulam SanctuaryErnakulam Sanctuary
The sanctuary was designed by Dr.Salim Ali, the renowned omithologist. He is reported to have identified 167 birds and his student, Dr. Sugathan, 207, In addition, the Bombay Natural History Society has identified 253 species here.

Idukki Sanctuary
Idukki SanctuaryIdukki Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in a very lush green area located at a distance of 40 kms from Thodupuzha. This sanctuary moves towards Thodupuzha and Udumpanchola taluks of Idukki district spreading over 77sq. kms, at 450 - 748m above sea level...

Kollam Sanctuary
Kollam SanctuaryShenduruni Wildlife Sanctuary (66 km from town on the Kollam-Shencotta road) : Main attractions: Elephatns, tigers, leopards, bears, lion tailed macques.

Kottayam Sanctuary
Kottayam SanctuaryKumarakom Bird Sanctuary (16 km from Kottayam town, on the banks of the Vembanad Lake)Main attractions: Local birds like the water fowl, cuckoo, owl, egret, herons and the water duck, as well as the migratory Siberian duck.

Kumarakom Sanctuary
Kumarakom SanctuaryIf you are a bird lover then this is place for you to watch those colourful and beautiful creatures in their nests in the tree tops chirping and taking flight every now and then. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, situated on the banks of the Vembanand Lake is known for its varied avian population.

Neyyar Sanctuary
Neyyar SanctuaryThe Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary has a unique feature as far as the vegetation is concerned and the grasslands are a sight to be sen and explored.This wildlife sanctuary is home to elephants, sloth bear, Nilgiri Tahr, jungle cat, wild boar, Nilgiri Langur, etc. There is also a crocodile rearing centre, deer farm and lion safari park near the Neyyar dam site.

Peppara Sanctuary
Peppara SanctuaryPeppara Wildlife Sanctuary is on the Thiruvnanthapuram-Ponmudi road and is is accessible from Vithurai.This park has a wide variety of birds like the Darter, Little Cormorant, Pied Kingfisher and Egret, and is fast emerging as a big attraction for wildlife enthusiasts. There are small hillocks and eucalyputus plantations that flaunt along side the road.

Periyar Sanctuary
Periyar SanctuaryOne of the well-known wildlife sanctuaries in the south, Periyar sanctuary attracts a large number of nature lovers every year. Also called the Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary, this place is ideal for watching the animals in their natural habitat.

Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary
Thattekkad Bird SanctuaryIn the dense tropical evergreen and deciduous forests and grassland patches is located the Thatekkad Bird Sanctuary. Home to a microcosm of India's bird population with about 500 winged species, the sanctuary was designed by Dr. Salim Ali, the renowned ornithologist.

Thiruvananthpuram SanctuaryThiruvananthpuram Sanctuary
Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary (50 km from Thiruvananthapuram)
Main attractions: Elephants, sambar deer, leopards and lion tailed macques.