Tags : Wildlife
Opening hours : Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Closed on Monday)
Entry Fee : Adults: INR 250 per person
Children (5 to 12 yrs): INR 125 per person
Children (under 5 yrs): INR 5 per person
Foreign Tourists: INR 300 per adult & INR 150 per child
Best Time to Visit : Morning hours of the day in the Winter season (November to March)
Location : Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Mayam, Vazhichal, Kerala, 695551, India
Trip Duration : 2 - 3 hrs
Wheelchair Accessible: : Yes
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The Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary is nestled on the southern side of the Western Ghats, just 32 km from the main city. The sanctuary was established in 1958 and covers an area of 128 sq km. Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary is a riveting destination near Thiruvananthapuram that offers a lion safari and houses a rehabilitation center for elephants, a crocodile farm, & a wide range of wildlife species, including deers & leopards. Also, it is a spectacular location as it is the point of confluence of three rivers - Neyyar, Kallar, & Mullayar.
The Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary houses around 176 bird species and over 30 animal species, such as elephant, tiger, leopard, sloth bear, sambhar, barking deer, Nilgiri tahr, bonnet macaque, and Nilgiri langur. The sanctuary also has various medicinal herbs, thick plantations, and meadows. A visit to Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary offers a fascinating sight for nature lovers. Other than flora & fauna, it has many trekking trails, and one of those trails takes the visitors to the 1868 m high Agasthyamalai Peak.
People visit this place to enjoy the scenic views & spend time with their dear ones, as this sanctuary is apt for visitors of all age groups. Besides, this Wildlife Sanctuary is the drainage basin of the Neyyar River. To have an impressive view of the area, visitors can also climb up the watchtower and observe the animals from above. Neyyar dam is one of the most remarkable areas of this sanctuary, which fosters rare plants and animals. This sanctuary offers boating facilities at the Neyyar Dam Lake, which draws many visitors. The dam site is famous for its natural beauty & serenity and is an idyllic spot for tourists and trekking enthusiasts who love exploring quaint places.
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