Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Kerala
  • India
#7
Amont Things to Do in Thiruvananthapuram
  • Established 1958
  • Area 128sq.kms.
  • Nearest Airport Thiruvananthapuram (30kms)
  • Nearest Railway Station Thiruvananthapuram (30kms)
  • Main Attraction Deer farm, Crocodile Rearing Centre and the Lion Safari Park.
  • Hill Height 1890m

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Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thiruvananthapuram Overview

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary The place was declared as a sanctuary in the year 1958. The sanctuary lies in the southeastern part of the Western Ghats in Kerala. The sanctuary has a reservoir that stretches to 9.06square.kilometers. Occupies the major part of the sanctuary. The sanctuary also serves as a drainage basin for river Neyyar and tributaries like Kallar and Mullayar.

Diverse Wildlife Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary has a rich flora cover that comprises mainly of tropical wet evergreen forests and grasslands. The natural cover fully supports and shelters a large number of beasts like elephants, jungle cat, sloth bear, wild boar, gaur, nilgiri tahr, nilgiri langur and many more. The other chief attractions of the sanctuary are the Deer farm, the Lion Safari Park and the Crocodile Rearing Centre.

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