Nestled in the southeast corner of the Western Ghats, the Neyyar sanctuary is the drainage basin of the Neyyar river and its
tributaries – Mullayar and Kallar
Location: 77º 8’ and 77º 17’ East Longitude and 8º 29’ and 8º 37’ . North Latitude.
Area: 128 sq. km.
Year of formation: 1958(GO(MS)871/58/06.08.1958
Climate: Temperature varies from 16ºto 35ºC
Topography: Altitude ranging from 90 to 1868m . Highest Peak is Ponmudi ( 923m)
Rainfall: Annual average rainfall is 2800mm. .
Drainage: The major rivers are Neyyar and its tributaries, Mullayar and Kallar
Forest Types: Forest Types include West coast tropica evergreen, Southern hilltop triopical evergreen, Southern moist mixed
deciduous forest, Southern tropical hill forests, southern sub-tropical savannahs and Reed brakes.
Bio diversity: Common tree species like Terminalia paniculata, T.bellerica, Pterocarpus marsupium, Palaquium ellipticum,
Mesua ferrea, Hopea parviflora, Bombax ceiba, Syzygium cumini, Lagerstroemia lanceolata, Adina cordifolia,
Albizzia procera, Alstoniascholaris etc.
There are 39 species of mammals, 176 sp. of birds, 30 species of reptiles,
17 species of amphibians and 40 species of fishes are reported from the sanctuary
The common mammals found are, Tiger , Leopard, sloth bear, Elephant, sambar, barking deer, bonnet macaque, Nilgiri Langur,
Nilgiri tahr etc.
Approach: By Road –Kattakkada – 11 km. .
Thiruvananthapuram - 30 km.
Nearest Railway Station: Thiruvananthapuram – 30km
Nearest Airport: 35 km.
Accomodation: IB – 2 beds
Rest house, Meenmutty – 10 beds
Youth Hostel (dormitory) – 20 beds
Dormitory (Kombai)- 20 beds
One day trekking – Neyyar – Kombai – Meenmuty (Boating 9km, upto Kombai and guided trekking to Meenmuty falls (6km).
Two day trekking (boating 9km , upto Kombai and guided trekking to Meenmuty falls & to Theerthakkara – Puivizhuthan Chuna
(12km) overnight half at camp house Meenmytty and back Guided row boating up to deer park, trekking in forest Visit Crocodile
rehabilitation center, Deer park, Lion safari park etc.
The Wildlife Warden,
Thiruvananthapuram Wildlife Division
Forestry Complex, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar
Vattiyoorkavu PO, Thiruvananthapuram
Phone: 0471 2360762