Kottancheri is a part of the Western Ghats in Kasaragod district of Kerala . It is famous tourist destination in Kasaragod District , Kottencherry hills . This is an area of rain forest near Konnakkad 30 km north- east of Kanhangad. It is surrounded by greenery all around and is a great picnic centre and is ideal for trekking. Talakaveri in the Brahmagiri mountain range of Kodagu is nearby.

For Adventure and trekking lovers this place is great and provides lots of adventure opportunity . Kottancherry wildlife sanctuary is an extension of Ranipuram wildlife sanctuary. The Forests of Kottancherry is teeming with wildlife and merges with reserved forests of kasaragod.Wild elephants, wild dogs, deer, wildpigs, rare birds, butterflies are seen here. Heavy hunting of wild animals for meat reported from kerala side border of this reserve forest.

Western Ghats of Kerala

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