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Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
Idukki Wildlife sanctuary is 77 sq km in area, established in 1976 situated close to the Idukki Arch dam. There is a picturesque lake located within the Idukki wildlife sanctuary and is worth visiting. The Idukki wildlife park is covered with dense deciduous and evergreen forests that provide a natural habitat to a number of animals such as wild boars, jungle cat, bisons, elephants, wild dogs, deer and bears. Sanctuary has cobra, krait, viper and a few variety of non-poisonous snakes. Birds include woodpecker, black bulbul, jungle fowl, laughing thrush, myna, kingfisher and peafowl.
The terrain at the Idukki wildlife sanctuary is characterized by steep mountains, valleys and hills. The artificial lake that is the Kizhakkilachimala Lake adds to the scenic beauty of this lovely wildlife sanctuary. Common trees of the area are white pine, kuntherekkapine, vayana, bhadraksham, pali, cheeni, rosewood and meadows of rolling grass.
Best season : December to April.