This article is all about Idukki wildlife sanctuary.
About Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 25th August 1984. This beautiful Sanctuary is located 40 kms away from Thodupuzha in Idukki district. Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary spreads about 77 sq.kms and the altitude is 450-758m above sea level. The Sanctuary is exclusively known for Nilgiri Thars and elephants. The forest area of Idukki Sanctuary lies between Cheruthoni and Periyar river.
Best Time to Visit: September-Octobar
Tourism in Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
The Sanctuary is exclusively known for its wildlife which includes the Nilgiri Thar, elephants, egrets, herons, darters, drongoes, teals and variety of other birds and animals. It will be very interesting to chase the thars and to hear the sweet songs of cuckoo bird. It will be thrilling to see some big elephants resting near the river side.
You can also enjoy the wildlife Safaris in Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary which also include the backwater cruise in the Periyar River. These trips will surely be some colorful memories of your life. You can also have a temple visit and a tour to the spice garden. The sanctuary is in a high range area, so don’t miss the exclusive site view.
Nearby Attractions of Idukki Wildlife Sanctiary
There are many tourist places near Idukki Wildlife sanctuary. Some of the places include Malankara Dam, Kurasha Para, Thomankuttu Water Falls, Annamalai Temple, KariKodu Bhagawathy, Sri Krishnaswamy Temple etc. You can also have access to Kalvari Mount, Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, Moolamatton, Peermade, Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary, Cheruthoni Dam also.
Accessing Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary is 40 kms away from Thodupuzha, Vellathooval - 33 km, Ernakulam – 57 km, Thekkady - 60 km, Munnar - 50 km.
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery -55 km
Nearest railway station: Ernakulam Junction – 57 km.
Roadway: N-H-49, S-H-8., 65 kms east of Eranakulam