Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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The Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary in the southern state of Kerala in India is spread over the southeast corner of the Western Ghats. Neyyar sanctuary is the drainage basin of the Neyyar river and its tributaries – Mullayar and Kallar. It is located around 32 km from Thiruvananthapuram. It boasts of a beautiful Watch Tower, a Deer Park, a Lion Safari Park and a Crocodile Rehabilitation and Research Centre as well. The Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary of which the dam is a part is the habitat of over a hundred species of fauna including the Asian Elephant, tiger, leopard, Slender Loris and reptiles and amphibians like the King Cobra, Travancore Tortoise, etc. Tourists can see rare Asian lions, in lion safari park. The peak of Agasthvamalai is important landmark of Neyyar wildlife sanctuary, which has an elevation of 1868 meters. Neyyar wildlife sanctuary is a repository of rarest medicinal herbs. This sanctuary is home to several plants such as poeciloneuron pauciflorum, Eugenia floccose, humboldtia, ardisia missionis, Eugenia discifera, chiloschista glandulosa, polyscias acuminata, eulophia cullenii, paphiopedilum, hetaria ovalifolia and many more.

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Neyyar Dam near Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary 0 km
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Neyyar Dam

Neyyar dam is a gravity dam on the Neyyar River in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. It is..

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Agastya Mala

Agastya Mala is a tall peak with a height of 1868 metres. It lies inside the Neyyar Wildlife Sa..

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Aazhimala Siva Statue

Aazhimala Siva Statue also know as Gangadhareshwara Statue is the tallest Shiva statue in kera..

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Poovar Island

Poovar Beach also know as Golden Sand Beach is located near Kovalam in Thiruvananthapuram, Kera..

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