Craddle of Western Ghats...

Aralam wild life sanctury

Type: Wild life
District : Kannur
Entry time: 8am-4pm
Entry fee: Free
Distance from kannur: 55km
Attraction: Wildlife
Best time to visit: Sept-May
Things to do: trekking
Nearest Railway station : Thalassery
Nearest bus stand: Iritty
Nearest Airport : Calicut
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The Aralam Sanctuary is located on the western slopes of the Western Ghats. It is the northern most wildlife sanctuary of Kerala. It was established in 1984. The headquarters of the sanctuary is near Iritty, a small town about 55 kms from Kannur.

The Aralam Sanctuary is spread over 55 sq km of undulating forested highlands on the slopes of the Western Ghats. The highest peak here - Katti Betta - rises to a majestic 1145 m above sea level.

Covered with tropical and semi evergreen forests, the Aralam Sanctuary is home to a vast variety of flora and fauna endemic to the Western Ghats. Herds of deer, elephant, boar and bison are common sights. Leopards, jungle cats and various types of squirrels are also seen here.

Aralam, a village in Thalasserry, is also noted for the Central State Farm, a 3060 hectare farm started in 1971 by the Government of India. This is one of the main production centres of hybrid coconut seeds in the country.

 

The entry spot is located at Valayamchal at the south west corner of the sanctuary. Vehicles can reach up to sanctuary’s entrance.

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