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Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary Facts
Latitude and Longitude:
8 degree 17' - 8 degree 53' North and 76 degree 40' - 77 degree 17' East
Area: 128 square kms.
Temperature: 35 degrees in Summers, 16 degrees in winters
Rainfall: 3000 mm
Tourist season: September to November, December to April

Information about Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary Kerala

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary is located about 40 kms from the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) district in Kerala. The sanctuary stretches from Neyyatinkara Taluk to the Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu. It is the drainage basin of the Neyyar river and its tributaries, Mullayar and Kallar which originated in Agasthyarkoodam, the second highest peak in Kerala (1868 m). The Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1958. This sanctuary covers a total area of 128 square km. and the core area is only 60 kms. The tourists can enjoy the jungle safari, boat rides on the reservoir and trekking.

Vegetation in the Neyyar Wildife Sanctuary

The vegetation in the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary comprises of the rugged terrain with rushing brooks and flat meadows. The diversity of the flora at Neyyar makes the sanctuary an ideal gene pool preserve. There are nearly 109 rare plants in the region. Medicinal plants abound in the Agastiar hills. The forest type consists of the tropical evergreen forest in the west coast and southern hilltop, moist mixed deciduous forest in the southern region, sub tropical savannah and the reed breeks in the southern region.

Wildlife Attractions in the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary

The major wildlife animals which can be seen in the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary are elephant, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, Indian porcupine, three-striped squirrel, tiger, Malabar squirrel, lion–tailed macaque, mouse deer, bonnet macaque, Nilgiri tahr, Nilgiri langur etc. Various reptiles which can also be seen in this sanctuary are Cobra, viper, python, rat snake, flying snake, lizard etc. Various birds are also found in this sanctuary like Common myna, kingfisher, white-breasted water hen, little green heron, woodpecker, house crow, koel, Indian cuckoo, grey jungle fowl, hoopoe, jungle myna, darter, little cormorant, little egret, brahminy kite etc. The other major tourist attraction in this sanctuary is the crocodile farm.

How to reach Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary
By Air:

The nearest airport is located at Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum which is about 32 kms.

By Rail:

The nearest railway station is located at Thiruvananthapuram.

By Road:

The Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary can be easily reached from Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram).


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