Information about the Idukki Wildlife
Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Idukki
district, about 40 kms. from Thodupuzha town in Kerala. This
sanctuary is spread over the Thodupuzha and Udumpanchola
taluks of Idukki district in Kerala. The Idukki Wildlife
sanctuary was formed in 1976. The Idukki arch dam, the first
major hydroelectric project in Kerala, is also situated in the
Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary. The Idukki reservoir or the lake
which is about 33 square kms. in area surrounds the Idukki
Wildlife sanctuary and is formed by the three dams Cheruthoni,
Idukki and Kulamavu. The Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary covers an
area of 77 square kms. The tourist can also avail various
facilities in the sanctuary like boating, forest visit and
Vegetation in the Idukki Wildife Sanctuary
The vegetation in the Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary consists of
the tropical dense evergreen forests of White pine,
Bhadraksham,Kuntherekkapine, Punnappa, Palai, Vediplavu,
Maravuri, Vayana etc., tropical semi-evergreen forests of
Cheeni, Akil and Vetti and the tropical meadows are covered by
the Zonal grass.
Wildlife Attractions in the Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
The major wildlife animals found in the Idukki Wildlife
Sanctuary are the Elephant, Deer, Bear, Leopard, Tiger, Wild
Bison and Wild pig etc. Various reptiles and birds are also
found in this sanctuary which are Hornbill, Kingfisher,
Woodpecker, Cobra, Viper, Python, Rat snake, etc.
How to reach Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
The nearest airport is located at Cochin which is about 132
The nearest railway station is located at Kottayam, which is
about 133 kms.
Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary can be reached by motorable roads
from various cities of Kerala.