Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary

Aralam Wildlife SancturyThis is the northernmost sanctuary in Kerala, and at 55 sq km, is alos one of its smallest. Located on the western slopes of the Western Ghats, it is next to the State farm at Aralam.  

Located in the northern most part of Kerala, this sanctuary is home to an exotic variety of plants and animals, including the Nilgiri and Hanuman Langurs, Barking Deer, Sambar, Spotted Deer and a vast number of butterfly species. It is also home to the great Katti Betta – at 1145 metres, the tallest peak in the region.

Established in 1984, the sanctuary is administered by the Wayanad division and headquartered at Iritty, a small town that lies 10 km to the east. The topography varies from 50 m at the foothills to the highest peak.,Katti Betta,at 1,145 m.Copious rainfall, about 3,000 mm annually, keeps the forested areas predominantly evergreen. There are vast tracts of teak and eucalyptus plantations as well. Not far from the sanctuary, flows the Aralam River.

A wife varity of flora can be found here. The fauna includes birds and animals endemic to the Western Ghats, such as deer, boar, bison and elephant, jungle cats and leopards are found tin smaller number.

Getting There

By Air : The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport (Kozhikode),115 km.

By rail : The nearest railhead is Thalassery,35km,Kannur is 45 km.

By Road : Accessible by road from Thalassery (35 km(,and Kannur (45 km).Buses and taxis ply regularly.

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