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A delight to the nature lovers, the Aralam wildlife sanctuary in Kannur district is situated on the slopes of the Western Ghats of Kerala. It is the best combination of forest and mountains. The elevation gradually increases from 50 meters to 1145 meters. The highest peak over the Aralam wildlife sanctuary that rises to a height of 1145 meters is known as Katti Betta. A large number of birds are attracted by the spotless greenery in the Aralam wildlife sanctuary. This place also attracts numerous grass eating animals.
Established in the year 1986, the Aralam wildlife sanctuary has evolved a lot to become one a very popular wildlife sanctuary in Kerala. The majestic forests filled with trees and animals give a memorable experience of nature’s best blessings. It is a complete wildlife travel destination that is worth visiting.
Flora and fauna
The temperature of Aralam wildlife sanctuary varies from 21° C to 40°C. Aralam wildlife sanctuary receives an annual rainfall of about 3,000 mm. Aralam wildlife sanctuary receives the highest rainfall in the months that fall between June to August. A visit to the Aralam wildlife sanctuary is a pleasurable experience as it offers you a wonderful chance to enjoy your holidays amidst wilderness and wild animals. The sanctuary at Aralam gives you an opportunity to witness the habits and habitats of wildlife in the jungles of Kerala.
Aralam wildlife sanctuary houses various species of evergreen trees like Vellapine (Vateria indica), Mesua ferrea, Mechilus macrantha, Calophyllum elatum, Cullenia rosayroona, Mangifera indica, Toona cillata, Myristica , Euphorbia Longana, and Strobilanthes. The common trees in the semi evergreen areas are Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, Hopea parviflora, Largestroemia lanceolata, Xyliaxylocarpa, Mallotus, Philippinensis. The variety of animals and birds found in the Aralam wildlife sanctuary are different kinds of deer, boars, elephants, bison, leopards, jungle cats and various types of snakes and squirrels.
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