Spreading across the area of 128 sq km Neyyar Dam and wildlife sanctuary is one of the most frequently wildlife reserves of Kerala. Nestled in the southeast corner of Western Ghats the Neyyar Sanctuary is the drainage basin of Neyyar River and its tributaries Named Mullayar and Kallar. The sanctuary has vegetation from tropical wet evergreen forests to grasslands. It was declared as animal reserve in 1958 and not much done for it until 1985. Now Government has taken appropriate steps for animal conservation. The towering peak of Agasthyamalai at an elevation of 1868 m is the prominent landmark of Neyyar wildlife sanctuary.
The animal reserve provide shelter to wide variety of birds and animals that include 39 species of mammals, 176 species of birds, 17 species of amphibians and 40 species of fishes. A crocodile farm set up in 1977 at Neyyar wildlife sanctuary is a home to Mugger crocodiles. To promote their growth and number The Steve Irwin Crocodile Rehabilitation and Research centre was also inaugurated in the sanctuary in May 2007.
Best time to visit Neyyar wildlife sanctuary
Best time to visit Neyyar wildlife sanctuary is from October to March.
Major attractions of Neyyar wildlife sanctuary
Visit to a wildlife sanctuary and enjoy the beauty of nature is itself the most attractive part of any tour. But on a visit to Neyyar wildlife sanctuary visitors can enjoy various activities like Crocodile rearing centre, deer Farm, and Lion safari Park near the dam site are among the major fascinations for the visitors.
How to reach Neyyar wildlife sanctuary
By Air:-Nearest airport to Neyyar wildlife sanctuary is Trivandrum International airport which is 40 km from the sanctuary.
By Rail:-The nearest railway station is Neyyattinkara Railway station which is 20 km from the animal reserve.
By Road:- Neyyar wildlife sanctuary can also be reached by road from Kattakkada which is 11 km from it.
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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|