Neyyar

Neyyar dam, that bridles the Neyyar river is only 30kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Lying against the southern low hills of Western Ghats it is a popular picnic spot. For the adventurers, the forest around the dam and the lake offer trails that take them deep into some stunning places not frequently explored. The trail of Agasthyamala pilgrimage traverses through this forest.

The best time to visit the sanctuary is from September to February. Monday is a holiday. 

JUNGLE SAFARIS

Bus Safari to Lion Safari Park

When you think of Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, it could be its lions that first come up to your mind. You will be taking to the island in a boat and from there drive inside the sanctuary in a forest department vehicle, you could see the big cats lazing on the shadows of a tree, carefree, watching you with half-opened eyes of sheer unconcern.  Next a boat ride to the Crocodile Rehabilitation Centre. The boat will leave you to the island where the crocodiles are kept. A small trekking through the forest will take you to the deer park. Back to the boat pointing. 
Timing: 09.00 AM to 05.00 PM | Duration: 2 hours 
Package includes
•    Boating 
•    Visit Lion Park
•    Visit the Crocodile Rehabilitation Centre
•    Visit  Deer Rehabilitation Centre

Cost of the package

Rs. 395/- per person (Indian Adult)
Rs. 200/- for children (Indian)
Rs. 555/- per person (Foreign Adult)
Rs. 315/- for children (Foreign National)
Rs. 160/- for differently abled person 


Bus Safari

A 45 minute bus safari to the Lion Safari Park. You will be taking inside the sanctuary in a forest department vehicle.  Monday is a holiday. 

Cost of the package

Rs. 160/- per person (Indian Adult)
Rs. 80/- for children(Indian)
Rs. 315/- per person (Foreign Adult)
Rs. 200/- for children(Foreign National)


Bus Jumbo Safari

A safari to explore the natural habitat of wild animals. Bus Safari organized to Crocodile Rehabilitation Centre, Deer Rehabilitation Centre and the nearby Elephant Rehabilitation Centre at Kottur. 

Cost of the package

Rs. 230/- per person (Indian Adult)
Rs. 115/- for children(Indian)
Rs. 330/- per person (Foreign Adult)
Rs. 330/- for children(Foreign National)


Kombai Cruise

An exclusive package for boating in the waters of Neyyar. This boat safari package is upto Kombai and a maximum of eight persons in one trip. 

Cost of the package

Rs. 230/- per person (Indian Adult)
Rs. 330/- per person (Foreign Adult)


TREKKING TRAILS

Meenmutty Trekking

A 6 km trek to Meenmutty falls from Neyyar is perhaps the best trekking trail in the Sanctuary. Once the boat leaves you off at Kombai, where you can see life moving at a slow place in a tribal village, you begin your long trek to the falls. You see Athirumala, which is the base camp for the Agastyakoodam pilgrimage on the way. After the long walk through the dense forests, you will be greeted by the voice of a cascade even from a distance – the Meenmutty falls.  Another two kilometers of walk, you’d reach the Kombaikani waterfalls. 

Close by is a forest camp house, where trekkers can take rest and have food. Forest guides and cook will accompany you on this trek, which requires the permission of the forest department.  Minimum five persons are needed to start this package. 
Timing: 08.00 am to 06.00 pm | Duration: One day package

Cost of the package

Rs. 4595/- for five persons (Indian)
Rs. 919/- for extra person 
Rs. 6565/- for five persons (Foreigner)
 Rs. 1313/- for extra person 


JUNGLE CAMPS

Meenmutty Camp

 A jungle night stay programme offered by Neyyar forest department. It is a combination of trekking to Meenmutty falls and a 13 km boating up to Kombai. Food is included in the package 

Check-in: 10.00 Am and Check-out 12.00 pm next day | Duration: 26 hours

Cost of the package

Rs. 5250/- for five persons (Indian)
Rs. 1050/- for extra person 
Rs. 7750/- for five persons (Foreigner)
 Rs. 1550/- for extra person 


Kombai Camp

It a night stay programme offered by Neyyar forest department near Kombai falls. It is a combination of trekking to Meenmutty and Kombai falls and a 13 km boating up to Kombai tribal settlement. Food is included in the package 

Check-in: 10.00 Am and Check-out 12.00 pm next day | Duration: 26 hours

Cost of the package

Rs. 4750/- for five persons (Indian)
Rs. 950/- for extra person 
Rs. 6750/- for five persons (Foreigner)
 Rs. 1350/- for extra person


Utharam Kayam Top Hut

A trekking and stay over programme of Neyyar is Utharam Kayam Top Hut. Located inside dense forest teeming with vegetation, located on the lap of the Agasthya Hills, amidst the forests of Neyyar, it is an ideal package for adventure seeks. Accommodation in a tree house or Erumadam is the highlight. Utharam Kayam can be accessed by taking a 13 km boating from the Neyyar Reservoir to Kombai. After alighting at Kombai and trekking for around 2 kilometres through the murky forest, you reach Utharam Kayam. At a time, maximum of four persons can avail this package. 

Cost of the package

Rs. 3000/- for one person (Indian)
Rs. 6000/- for two persons (Indian)
Rs. 12,000/- for four persons(Indian)
Rs. 4000/- for one person (foreigner)
Rs. 8000/- for two persons (foreigner)


Accommodation

Agasthya Stay: A night stay in the jungles of Neyyar, it is an accommodation facility offered by the forest department at Neyyar. Currently, three rooms are available. 
Neyyar Stay: A night stay in the jungles of Neyyar, it is an accommodation facility offered by the forest department at Neyyar. Currently, one room is available. 

Cost of the package

Tariff for single room: Rs. 1500/-  (Agasthya)
Tariff – Rs. 975/ - (Neyyar)


Contact

The Wildlife Warden
Thiruvananthapuram Wildlife Division
Vattiyoorkavu P. O.,
Thiruvananthapuram
Ph: +91 471 2360762
For booking:  08547602955
www-tvm.for@kerala.gov.in 

Getting there

By Road: 32 kms from Thiruvananthapuram Town
By Rail:   32 km from Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station
By Air: 38 Kms from Trivandrum International Airport 


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