Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a distance of 40 kms from
Thodupuzha. This sanctuary extends over the Thodupuzha and Udumpanchola
taluks of Idukki district spreading over 77sq. kms, at 450 - 748m above sea
The Idukki reservoir formed by three dams-Cheruthoni, Idukki and
Kulamavu-extends to 33 sq. km.
A picturesque lake, a majestic arch dam across two hills and roaming herds
of elephants and gaur are sights that lure you to this enchanting canopy of
tropical semi-evergreen and deciduous forests. The fauna also includes
Langur, Leopard and Wild Boar.
Wild Population of Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary has a large variety of flora and fauna. Among the mammals,
Elephants, Bison, Sambhar, Deer, Wild Dogs, Jungle Cats, Tiger, Wild Boar
etc reptiles such as Cobra, Viper, Krait and a large number of non-
poisonous snakes can be seen.
Jungle Fowl, Myna, Laughing Thrush, Black Bulbul, Peafowl, Woodpecker,
Kingfisher etc also inhabit the place in large numbers.