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Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

Location:40 Kms From Thodupuzha, Kerala

Area : 77 sq. Kms

Famous For : Elephants

Established : 25th August 1984 .

About Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary :
Idukki Wildlife SanctuaryIdukki Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a distance of 40 kms from Thodupuzha.This sanctuary extends over the Thodupuzha and Udumpanchola taluks of Idukki district spreading over 77sq. kms, at 450 - 748m above sea level.The Idukki reservoir formed by three dams-Cheruthoni, Idukki and Kulamavu-extends to 33 sq. km.A picturesque lake, a majestic arch dam across two hills and roaming herds of elephants and gaur are sights that lure you to this enchanting canopy of tropical semi-evergreen and deciduous forests. The fauna also includes Langur, Leopard and Wild Boar.

Wild Population of Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary has a large variety of flora and fauna. Among the mammals, Elephants, Bison, Sambhar, Deer, Wild Dogs, Jungle Cats, Tiger, Wild Boar etc reptiles such as Cobra, Viper, Krait and a large number of non- poisonous snakes can be seen.

Jungle Fowl, Myna, Laughing Thrush, Black Bulbul, Peafowl, Woodpecker, Kingfisher etc also inhabit the place in large numbers.

Best time to visit :
The period from October to June is suitable for visiting the area.

How to Reach Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary :-
By Air : The nearest Airport is at Kozhikode, 113 kms.
By Rail : Thalassery is the nearest Railway Station, 35 kms.
By Road : Idukki can be reached by mortable roads from most parts of Kerala.

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