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Friday, October 10, 2008

Wildlife In Kerala : Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary - 63

Guys, about 30 kms. from Thiruvananthapuram city, the sanctuary stretches from Neyyantinkara Taluk to the mundanthurai Tiger Reserve in Tamilnadu, covering an area of 128 sq. kms. This sanctuary is home to a large number of mammals, reptiles and avi fauna. Some of which are elephant, gaur, sambar, barkind deer, wild boar, Indian porcupine, three-striped squirrel, mouse deer, bonnet macaque. Nilgiri tahr, Nilgiri langur, cobra, viper, python, rat snake, flying snake, lizard, common myna, kingfisher, white-breasted water hen, little green heron, woodpecker, house crow, koel, Indian cuckoo, grey jungle fowl, hoopoe, jungle myna, Indian hill myna, darter, little cormorant, little egret, brahminy kite, etc.

When to visit: November to February

Where to stay:

The Youth Hostel and Rest Department, Dormitory of Irrigation Dept. Agasthya House (KTDC), Rest House at Meenmutty.

How to get there:

The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram (32 kms.). The nearest rail head is Thiruvananthapuram. The sanctuary is also connected by motorable roads.

Contact:

The Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Thiruvananthapuram - 695014, Telefax: 0471-322217

The Wildlife Warden, Thiruvananthapuram Warden, Wildlife Division, Forest Complex, PTP Nagar, Vattiyoorkavu, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 013. Tel. No. : 0471 - 360762

The Assistant Wildlife Warden, Neyyar Wildlife Santuary, Neyyar Dam PO, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 576 Tel. No. : 0471 - 272182

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