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Imagine the thrill of encountering a herd of barking deer darting past you or watching the leisurely gait of some elephants. If you are the adventurous type waiting to spot Vipers and Pythons then you should be packing your rucksack to Shendurney wildlife sanctuary. Located 70 kms from Kollam, Kerala, and situated on the banks of Shendurney river, the wildlife sanctuary can be approached from the Kollam-Shencotta Road.
Though the best time to visit the Shendurney wildlife sanctuary is from March to July and later in the year from September to November, if you are a wild life enthusiast, no scorching sun in the summers or the heavy down pour in the monsoons is going to stop you from catching the prowling animals in your binoculars. To be more comfortable you should be carrying light clothes during the summers and a raincoat definitely in the monsoons.
Rocks and ravines
The wildlife sanctuary at Shendurney is a green valley of splendid forests, situated on the banks of the Shendurney River. Steep and rugged peaks surround the sanctuary, which is dotted by several breathtaking ravines. Gaurs and Elephants which are seen in plenty are the main attractions of Shendurney wildlife sanctuary.On the northern side of the wildlife sanctuary is Palaruvi, a beautiful picnic spot. In the tropical evergreen and mixed deciduous forests at Shendurney, are found a variety of animals.The wildlife population at Shendurney sanctuary is rich in flora and fauna and includes animals such as Elephants, Gaurs, Barking Deer, Cobra, Viper, Python and the Indian Porcupine.
You can reach the Shendurney wildlife sanctuary in Kerala by travelling to Thiruvananthapuram which is at a distance of 140 kms from the sanctuary and 70 kms from Kollam railway station.
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