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The Idukki wildlife sanctuary, Kerala is covered with forests of teak, marshes, bamboo and other grasslands. This sanctuary is considered to be one of the richest and most extensive forest belts in peninsular India. The Idukki wildlife sanctuary is spread over an area of 77 square kilometers. The Idukki wildlife sanctuary stretches over the taluks of Udumpanchola and Thodupuzha in the Idukki district, in Kerala.
The Idukki wildlife sanctuary came into existence in the year 1976. The perfect time to visit the Idukki wildlife sanctuary is during the months of December to April. Elephants are seen in this wildlife park mainly during the dry season. The Idukki wildlife sanctuary has a rich bio diversity, and rich avifauna. This wildlife park is situated very close to the Idukki arch dam.
If you are on a wildlife tour to the Idukki wildlife sanctuary, you can get an opportunity to see various species of snakes such as the cobra, krait and the viper. This wildlife sanctuary also houses a number of birds such as woodpeckers, black bulbuls, jungle fowls, laughing thrushes, mynas, kingfishers and pea fowls. Like any other wildlife sanctuary in Kerala this wildlife park at Idukki also presents a perfect spot for a wonderful weekend getaway.
Nearby Idukki wildlife sanctuary is located the Chinnar wildlife sanctuary, situated 18 km north of Marayoor in the Marayoor and Kanthalloor panchayats of Devikulam taluk in Idukki district of Kerala, south India. It is under the jurisdiction of and contiguous with Eravikulam National Park to the south. Indira Gandhi wildlife sanctuary is to the northwest and Kodaikanal wildlife sanctuary is to the east. It is one of twelve wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala.The Western ghats, Anamalai sub-cluster, including all of Chinnar wildlife sanctuary, is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site.
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