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Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary was developed in the year of 1958 After the construction of the Dam at Neyyar.The sanctuary spreads across the southeastern part of Western Ghats and is at a distance of around 30kms from Thiruvananthapuram the capital city of Kerala. It is covers a total area of 128 square km and the core area is only 60kms. The tourist season to visit Wildlife Sanctuary is between the months of November and March.

The Neyyar Dam is a popular picnic spot built on the basin where the three rivers Neyyar, Mullayar, and Kallar meet A wild life sanctuary established to preserve wild life is also in the vicinity, along with a crocodile farm and Lion & deer safari parks. The other chief attractions of the sanctuary are the Deer farm, the Lion Safari Park and the Crocodile Rearing Center. There are nearly 109 rare plants in the region & Ayurveda is originated from Neyyar

Neyyar wildlife Sanctuary is home to 217 species of birds, 109 species of butterflies, 46 species of reptiles, 43 species of mammals, 27 species of fishes and 13 species of amphibians.The Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary of which the dam is a part is the habitat of over a hundred species of fauna including Asian Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Slender Loris and reptiles like King Cobra, Travancore Tortoise, 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 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.The tourists can enjoy the jungle safari, boat rides on the reservoir and trekking.

How to Reach:

By Train: Neyyattinkara Railway Station is the nearest Railway station located 20km away from Neyyar complex Wildlife Sanctuary. Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station which is 33Kms away from the sanctuary.

By Airport: Trivandrum International Airport is located 40km away from Neyyar complex Wildlife Sanctuary.Thiruvananthapuram International Airport which is 43Kms away

By Bus: The nearest Bus Station is Kattakkada which is 11Kms away from the sanctuary

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