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Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Kerala

Main Wildlife Attractions: Elephants, Poorcu Pine, Sambar Deer, Wild dogs,Jungle cats, Malabar Gaint Squirrel, Wild boar

Coverage Area: 105.364sq.km.

Established: 1976

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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 also presents a perfect spot for a wonderful weekend getaway.