Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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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