Eco-Tourism

WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

CHINNAR WILD LIFE SANCTUARY


  The only habitat of the grizzled giant squirrel in Kerala is at Chinnar Wild life Sanctuary. The Marayoor sandal forest and Thoovanam water falls are located here. The sanctuary offers scope for wildlife viewing at close quarters from the road.

How to reach:

Nearest railway station: Aluva – 200 Km, Pollachi – 60 km.
Nearest Airport – Kochi, Coimbatore

Accommodation
Govt.Guest House, Munnar, Private Lodge’s at Udumalpet, Marayur, Forest IB at Marayur and Chinnar, Dormitory at Chinnar.


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Contact Address:
The Asst. Wild Life Warden,
Chinnar Wild Life Sanctuary,
Chinnar via Marayur.



PERIYAR TIGER RESERVE, THEKKADY
The best Sanctuary for watching and photographing wild elephants. The oldest wild
Life sanctuary in the state. An estimated number of about 6 lakh tourists including a large number of foreigners visit this sanctuary every year.

How to reach:

i. Nearest Airport – from Coimbatore – 145 km.
Kochi – 190 km.
Trivandrum 272 km.

ii. Nearest Railway Station – Kottayam – 114 km.

iii. Nearest town - Kumily 4 Km.

Accommodation
KTDC hotels, Aranya Nivas, Periyar House, Lake
Palace. Private hotel and lodges at Kumily. Forest Rest House, Anavanchal, Kumily. Tamilnadu PWD, rest house, Thekkady, Kerala PWD rest house, Thekkady.

Contact Address: Deputy director,
Project Tiger,
Thekkady – Pin 685536
Phone: 04869-2322027

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Deputy director,
Project Tiger,
Thekkady

 

 PEPPARA

 

How to reach:


Accommodation


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Contact Address:
Wild Life Warden
Thiruvananthapuram Wildlife Division
Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Vattiyoorkavu PO
Trivandrum 695013 Phone: 0471 2360762

 

 


WAYANAD WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Wayanad wildlife Sanctuary is contiguous to the Mudumalai and Bandipur sanctuaries of Tamilnadu and Karnataka States. The Sanctuary, an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is rich in Biodiversity. Elephant ride, trekking, wildlife viewing, photography and bird watching are the attractions. The wildlife areas of Muthanga and Tholpetty, the sylvan holy place at Thirunelli and Kuruva islands (tourist spot) are other attractions.

How to reach:
By road from Kozhikkode, from Ootty
From Mysore – 110 km

Accommodation
PWD rest house, Forest rest house, Dormitories.


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Contact address:
The Wildlife Warden
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad Dist
Ph: 04936-220454

 

 

ARALAM WILDLIFE SANCTUARY


 The scenic beauty of Aralam fringing on the Cheenkannipuzha is valued by all nature lovers. All species of the primates in Kerala are seen here. Trekking, wildlife viewing, bird watching and photography are attractions. The nearest places of tourist attraction are Pythalmala (hill station), Kottiyoor temple and the mangrove forests.

How to reach:
By road from Thalassery- 45 km, Kannur – 55 km
Nearest railway station- Thalassery – 45 km
Nearest Airport – Kozhikkode – 113 km
Nearest town- Iritty – 5 km

Accommodation
Forest IB, Dormitory, IB of the Central State Farm, Aralam, Private lodges at Iritty, PWD rest house/rest house at Kannur, Thalassery.

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Contact Address:
The Wildlife Warder
Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary
Iritty, Kannur,
Phone: 0490- 2493160

 

PEECHI-VAZHANI WILD LIFE SANCTUARY

  The catchment of the Peechi-Vazhani dam, the sanctuary is known for the ecological sensitiveness of the Elenjikuthu waterfalls, and wild animals. The sanctuary is part of the Palapilli-Nelliyampathy forests. Boating, bird watching and trekking are permitted.

How to reach:
By bus from Trichur town – 15 km.
Nearest air port – Kochi – 98 km.

Accommodation
Forest Dormitory, PWD rest house.

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Contact Address:
Asst. Wild Life Warden,
Peechi Vazhani Sanctuary,
Vilangannur, Peechi.P.O., Trissur 680653
Ph 0487 2699017

 


PARAMBIKULAM WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
 One of the best sanctuaries to view the Gaur, Elephant, and Tiger in the country. The three artificial lakes in the sanctuary facilitate boating. The largest teak tree, ‘the Kannimara Teak’ is inside the sanctuary. Trekking, photography and bird watching are permitted.

How to reach:
Nearest town/Railway station- Pollachi-60 km
Nearest airport- Coimbatore – 100 km

Accommodation
Forest IB, dormitories,
Irrigation rest houses at Parambikulam

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Contact Address:
Wildlife Warden,
Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
Thoonakkadavu, P.O, 678 661
Ph: 0425 2777233

 


 

 

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