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Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

Idukki district is among the most naturally endowed districts in Kerala and the Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary is a prime example. Located about 450-750 m above sea level, the sanctuary is cradled by the Cheruthoni and Periyar Rivers. The beautiful lake surrounding the sanctuary is perfect for romantic boat rides. The tropical evergreen and deciduous trees add to the charm of the place.

One can see elephants, bison, sambar deer, wild dogs, jungle cats, tiger and wild boar along with various species of snake including cobras, vipers, kraits and many non-poisonous snakes. There are many bird species as well, like the Grey Jungle Fowl, Malabar Grey Hornbill, woodpeckers and bulbuls. The sanctuary lies adjacent to the world famous Idukki Arch Dam.

Contact Address: 
The Wildlife Warden
Idukki Wildlife Division
Painavu P.O. Idukki – 685603
Phone: +91 486 2232271 

The Asst. Wildlife Warden
Vellapara, Painavu P.O, Idukki
Phone : +91 4862 322025 

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 114 km

Nearest airport: Madurai in neighbouring Tamilnadu, about 140 km away; Cochin International Airport, about 190 km


Latitude: 9.7791, Longitude: 76.973248

Geographical Information

Climate: 13ºC to 29ºC

Altitude: 480 m Above sea level

Rainfall: 38 cm.

Area: 105.364 sq. km

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