Came into existence in 1976 and sprawling across the area of 77 Sq km, Iduuki Wildlife sanctuary is located in the Thodupuzha and Udumbanchola taluks in the Idukki district of Kerala. The animal reserve is situated at an elevation of 450-748 m above the sea level. The Idukki reservoir formed by three dams Cheruthoni, Idukki and Kulamavu extends up to the area of 33 Sq km is among the major tourist attractions of Idduki wildlife sanctuary. One can easily find the herds of elephants roaming and playing on the lake sites that lure the visitors from far off places. Idukki wildlife sanctuary is at a convenient place for excursion to Cardamom hills that is well combined with the pilgrimage of Sabrimala temple along with couple of tea and spice plantation tours that offer spectacular views to the visitors.
Best time to visit Idduki Wildlife sanctuary
Best time to visit Idukki wildlife sanctuary is from December to April.
Major attractions of Idduki Wildlife sanctuary
Idukki wildlife sanctuary trail is dotted with steep mountains, valleys and hills where the visitors can enjoy the nature walk, sunrise and sunsets. Kizhakkilachimala Lake is one of the artificial or man-made lakes in this area. It is one of the tourist attractions and just adds to the beauty of the sanctuary.
How to reach Idduki Wildlife sanctuary
By Air:- The nearest airport is at Madurai in the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu which is 140 km away from it and Cochin International Airport which is 114 km away from it.
By Rail:-The nearest rail head to Idukki animal reserve is at Kottayam which is about 114 km from it and Changanassery which is about 114 km away from it.
By Road:-Idukki wildlife reserve can be reached out through various motorable roads. It is 110 km from Kottayam- Kumility, 4 km from Thekkady-Kumilty and 65 km from Idukki –Kumility.
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Kerala Wildlife sanctuaries
|Peppara Wildlife sanctuary||Neyyar Wildlife sanctuary|
|Shenduruni Wildlife sanctuary||Periyar Wildlife sanctuary|
|Idduki Wildlife sanctuary||Chinnar Wildlife sanctuary|
|Parambikulam Wildlife sanctuary||Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary|
|Waynad Wildlife sanctuary||Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary|
|Thattekad Bird Sanctuary||Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary|
|Silent Valley National Park||Eravikulam National Park|