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Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Neyyar Dam
 

Situated 30km east of Thiruvananthapuram, at the foot of the Western ghats, this popular picnic spot has a lake and a picturesque dam site. Established in 1958, the sanctuary covers an area of 123 sq. km. It occupies the basin of the rivers Neyyar, Mullayar and Kallar. A watch tower, crocodile farm, lion safari park and deer park are the main attractions of this sanctuary. Dominated by the peak of Agasthyakoodam hill, 1,890 metres high, the Neyyar sanctuary occupies a beautiful wooded and hilly landscape. Wild life includes gaur, sloth bear, Nilgiri Tahr, jungle cat and Nilgiri langur but most commonly seen animals are wild elephants and sambar deer.  Trekking and Boating facilities are available at the reservoir.  

A part of the Neyyar Wildlife sanctuary, Neyyar Dam supports a large population of crocodiles and otters. The gardens in the dam area is decorated with larger than life statues. 

Contact Address :
Assistant wildlife Warden, 
Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Neyyar Dam 
Thiruvananthapuram
Phone : 0471-2272182


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