Known for its wide span, Idukki is a famous and popular hill station in the state which is named Godís own country (Kerala) and is home to a rich wildlife. Idukki wildlife Sanctuary has its inception in 1976 and since then it has been a repertoire of different species of animals. Embracing an area of over 77 square kilometers,this Sanctuary is hailed as one of the widest and most extensive forest belts in Peninsular India. Visitors can expect the best exposure in Idukki wildlife sanctuary during the months of December to April.
A popular and well heard of wildlife destination, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a vast number of species in the big cat category. That is why, wildlife enthusiasts flock to Periyar to spot the beasts like tigers and leopards. It is spread over 777 square kilometers in the Cardamom hills region. Apart from the animal kingdom, The Periyar National Park houses a wide variety of plant as it is a blend of tropical evergreen and semi-evergreen forest, According to the forest department, the National Park boasts about 40 tigers, 20 leopards, 900 elephants and 280 gaur. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is also known as
Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary
Rightly hold as an ornithologist's hub, The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a preferred destination for the migratory birds like the Siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal. It is located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake and a cruise along the lake is the best way to reach this paradise of the birds. The cackling sounds, high pitched bird calls and melodious bird songs makes the sanctuary enchanting along with its lush green Kumarakom backwaters background that is spread in an area of 14 acres.