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Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary extends over the Thodupuzha and Udumpanchola taluks of Idukki district spreading over 77sq. kms, at 450 - 748m above sea level. It is located at a distance of 40 kms from Thodupuzha.A picturesque lake, a majestic arch dam across two hills and roaming herds of elephants and gaur are sights that lure you to this enchanting canopy of tropical semi-evergreen and deciduous forests. The Idukki wildlife sanctuary has a rich bio diversity, and rich avifauna. This wildlife park is situated very close to the Idukki Arch Dam. The sanctuary has a large variety of flora and fauna. Among the mammals, Elephants, Bison, Sambhar, Deer, Wild Dogs, Jungle Cats, Tiger, Wild Boar etc reptiles such as Cobra, Viper, Krait and a large number of non- poisonous snakes can be seen.

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. Jungle Fowl, Myna, Laughing Thrush, Black Bulbul, Peafowl, Woodpecker, Kingfisher etc also inhabit the place in large numbers. This wildlife sanctuary also houses a number of birds such as woodpeckers, black bulbuls, jungle fowls, laughing thrushes, mynas, kingfishers and pea fowls. 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. Like any other wildlife sanctuary in Kerala this wildlife park also presents a perfect spot for a wonderful weekend getaway.

How to reach:

Air : The nearest Airport is at Kozhikode, 113 kms.

Rail : Thalassery is the nearest Railway Station, 35 kms.

Road : Idukki can be reached by mortable roads from most parts of Kerala.


Magnificent Wildlife Tour in Idukki

Duration: 03 Nights / 04 Days
Destination: Cochin - Idukki

DAY 01 : Cochin - Idukki

Day 01 - You are greeted on arrival at the Cochin Airport /Railway station by our representative and transfer you to the Hotel at Idukki. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon: It's the time for you to experience the peace of mind and tranquility that one gets over here is unparalleled to any medication or calming drugs. In short, one can get a high on pure, unadulterated nature. We take you to Grampi, Known as Parunthupara (eagle rock), the place is famous for its high peaks from where one can get the scenery below. Undulating mountains and lush forest cover lend a mystical and picturesque charm to this place. Evening come back to the resort. Camping on the mountain top, night safaris can be arranged on request. Overnight stay will be in the resort at Idukki.

DAY 02 : Idukki

Day 02 - Morning after breakfast we will take you to experience lot many exciting entertainments which Includes Wilderness treks, River crossing, trekking up the course of the Thommankuthu waterfalls, this is not a holiday for the faint hearted. But if you're game, we'd be delighted to design a holiday filled with thrills and chills and a spill or two, as well. Just be sure to carry sturdy trekking boots and we'll rent you the rain / trekking / tent gear you will require for your holiday in the untamed wilderness. Evening return to the resort and stay overnight.

DAY 03: Idukki

Day 03 - Morning after breakfast we will proceed for a full day sightseeing of Idukki arch dam (India's first and world's second arch dam. It is constructed across the Kurathi and Kuravan hills.) Later we will move on to Kumily (It is a plantation town and an important trade center that deals with trade and shopping of spices.) Evening return to the resort en routed by Sahyadri Ayurvedic Center (This is a well-known Ayurvedic center and is known for its wonderful Ayurvedic packages and treatments. One can visit this place and indulge in some very relaxing massage therapies.) Overnight stay at the resort.

DAY 04: Departure

Finally the day has come to say bye - - - Please have the breakfast before you check out of the hotel at 09:00 hrs. We transfer you from the Hotel to the airport / railway station at Cochin. (If time permit you are lucky to visit Alleppey Beach, Cochin Marine Drive)

End of Tour.
As you go home let the everlasting memory of Gods own Country linger in your mind.

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