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Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

Introduction :Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

Idukki Wildlife sanctuary which came into existence in 1976, spreads over an area of 77sq. kms. within Thodupuzha and Udumbanchola taluks in Idukki district. This wild life sanctuary with a plenty of elephants is blessed with different kinds of flora and fauna. The world famous Idukki arch dam and the vast lake increase the importance of this place.

This is an enchanting place marked with steep mountains and undulating hills and valleys. The highest altitude of this place is 748 meters and the lowest 450 meters. The 746 feet high, Kizhakkilachimala, adds beauty to this place. The artificial lake formed due to the construction of Kulamavu, Cheruthony and Idukki dams in this place extents to an area of 33 sq.kms

Fauna :

The wild animals such as elephants, deers, bears, wild pigs, tigers, leopards, snakes like python, cobra, ciper, rat snake, iguana and birds like hornbills, wood peckers and king fishers, can be seen here.

Travel Information :

Vellappara, the headquarters of the sanctuary can be reached from Eranakulam and Kottayam by road. Kochi is the nearest airport. Adequate arrangements have been made for boating and visiting forests.

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