Information about Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Idukki
district, about 40 kms. from Thodupuzha town in
Kerala. This sanctuary is spread over the
Thodupuzha and Udumpanchola taluks of Idukki
district in Kerala. The Idukki Wildlife sanctuary
was formed in 1976. The Idukki arch dam, the first
major hydroelectric project in Kerala, is also
situated in the Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary. The
Idukki reservoir or the lake which is about 33
square kms. in area surrounds the Idukki Wildlife
sanctuary and is formed by the three dams
Cheruthoni, Idukki and Kulamavu. The Idukki
Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 77 square kms.
The tourist can also avail various facilities in
the sanctuary like boating, forest visit and
Vegetation in the Idukki Wildife Santuary
The vegetation in the Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
consists of the tropical dense evergreen forests
of White pine, Kuntherekkapine, Punnappa,
Bhadraksham, Palai, Vediplavu, Maravuri, Vayana
etc., tropical semi-evergreen forests of Cheeni,
Akil and Vetti and the tropical meadows are
covered by the Zonal grass.
Wildlife Attractions in the Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
The major wildlife animals found in the Idukki Wildlife
Sanctuary are the Elephant, deer, bear,
leopard, tiger, Wild Bison and wild pig etc.
Various reptiles and birds are also found in this
sanctuary which are Hornbill, kingfisher,
woodpecker, Cobra, viper, python, rat snake, etc.
How to reach Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
The nearest airport is located at Cochin which is
about 132 kms.
The nearest railway station is located at Kottayam,
which is about 133 kms.
Idukki can be reached by motorable roads from
various cities of Kerala.