Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary

Thekkan Kurisumala Rd, Vazhichal, Kerala 695551 Phone: 0471- 2325385 Average Price: $ 3 per person


Neyyar sanctuary with an area of over 12,000 ha has substantial natural vegetation cover. The diversity of its flora makes the sanctuary an ideal gene pool preserve. The towering peak of Agastiarmalai at an elevation of 1868m. is the most important landmark. The Sanctuary stretches for the Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve of Tamil Nadu in the east of Neyyattinkara taluk in the south. The Neyyar river and its tributaries flow along the entire stretch of the preserve. The irrigation dam at Neyyar receives water from the Neyyar river which originates from Agastiar Peak. The administrative complex of Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary is situates about 1 km west of Neyyar dam but outside the sanctuary limits, and houses an information centre, a crocodile farm, office, staff quarters, a rest house and a youth hostel. Tourists can visit the Lion Safari Park, Crocodile Farm and take a ride in the lake.

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