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South India Travel --› Kerala Wildlife Sanctuaries --› Neyyar Sanctuary

Neyyar Sanctuary

Neyyar Sanctuary Tour PackagesThe 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.

The Neyyar sanctuary is spread over the Southeast corner of the Western Ghats, and covers a total area of 128 sq kms. The Neyyar reservoir is easily navigable and extends 9.06 sq. km.

The vegetation varies from tropical wet evergreen to grasslands. The Agasthyarkoodam hill, 1890 metres high, lies in the premises of the sanctuary.

Declared as a sanctuary in 1958, it is the drainage basin for the Neyyar River and its tributaries - Mullayar and Kallar.

This rare haven offers picturesque landscapes, and is a nature lover's paradise. Bombay Natural History Society has identified 253 species here. The rivers are rich in fishlife and are shallow for most of the year.