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Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
About Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

Idukki wildlife sanctuary is located in the Idukki district, about 40 kms. from Thodupuzha town. This sanctuary was spread over the Thodupuzha and Udumpanchola taluks of Idukki district. This sanctuary was formed in 1976. The Idukki arch dam, the first major hydroelectric project in Kerala, is also situated here. The Idukki reservoir which is about 33 square km surrounds the sanctuary and is formed by the three dams Cheruthoni, Idukki and Kulamavu. This sanctuary covers an area of 77 square kms. The vegetation here consists of the tropical dense evergreen forests of White pine, Kuntherekkapine, Punnappa, Bhadraksham, Palai, Vediplavu, Maravuri, Vayana etc and the tropical meadows are covered by the Zonal grass.

Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary Map
Wildlife attractions in the Sanctuary

Wild Bison, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

The major wildlife animals found in the Idukki wildlife sanctuary are the Elephant, sambar deer, bear, leopard, tiger, wild dogs, jungle cats,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. Birds include grey jungle fowl, Malabar grey hornbill, several species of woodpeckers, bulbuls, flycatchers, etc.The tourist can also avail various facilities in the sanctuary like boating, forest visit and trekking. This sanctuary lies adjacent to the world renowned Idukki Arch Dam.

 
How to reach here:

By Air:
The nearest airport is located at Cochin which is about 132 km.

By Rail:
The nearest railway station is located at Kottayam, which is about 133 kms.

By Road:
Idukki can be reached by motorable roads from various cities of Kerala.

 
 
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