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Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

Location : 40 Kms From Thodupuzha, Kerala
Famous For : Elephants
Area : 77 sq. Kms
Altitude : 450-758m Above Sea Level
About Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary:
Idukki 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.

More About Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 25th August 1984. This beautiful Sanctuary is located 40 kms away from Thodupuzha in Idukki district. Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary spreads about 77 sq.kms and the altitude is 450-758m above sea level. The Sanctuary is exclusively known for Nilgiri Thars and elephants. The forest area of Idukki Sanctuary lies between Cheruthoni and Periyar river.

Best Time to Visit: September-Octobar

Accessing Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary is 40 kms away from Thodupuzha, Vellathooval - 33 km, Ernakulam – 57 km, Thekkady - 60 km, Munnar - 50 km.
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery -55 km
Nearest railway station: Ernakulam Junction – 57 km.
Roadway: N-H-49, S-H-8., 65 kms east of Eranakulam

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