in 1976, the Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary has an area of 77Sq.km. spread over
Thodupuha and Udumbanchola taluks of the Idukki District. A very large
Elephant population, the beautiful Idukki Lake and the famous Idukki Arch
Dam are its most important attractions
Undulating with lofty peaks and precipitous slops, the elevation of the
area varies from 450m to 746m above M.S.L . The highest peak is Kizhakelachi
Mala(746m) . An artificial lake, 33 Sq km in extent has been formed by the
construction of Kulamavu Dam, and the Idukki Arch Dam.
Total Area :
2694 sq. ms.
Best time to visit :
October to March
Nearest Town :
Munnar, 15 kms.
How to get there :
Rail- Munnar (15 km)
Species found :
Mammals include Indian Elephant, Tiger,
Sambar, Barking deer, Sloth bear, Wild boar, Wild dog, Nilgiri langur,
Indian rock python, Russels Viper, Cobra, Rat snake, Monitor lizard Leopard