Sunday, January 9, 2011

Aralam Wild life Sanctuary

Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary is located  at the northernmost parts of the protected area of the state of  Kerala, is near to the Aralam, Kelakamand Kottiyur revenue villages of the south eastern parts of the Kannur district. Aralam Wildlife sanctuary is located in the north western slopes of the westernghats  which is adjacent to the forests of Coorg / Kodagu of the state of Karnataka.  Aralam Wildlife sanctuary has an area of 55 square kilometers.

Climate at Aralam Wildlife National Park
The average rainfall at the sanctuary is about 4000 mm  and the humidity is from 60 - 100%
Chennakannipuzha is the watersource for the wildlife sanctuary
A network of small streamlets joins Cheenkannipuzha at different points  including the chavachithode in the eastern boundary of the Sanctuary, since the sanctuary exhibits slope from east to west. Narikadavuthodu, Kurukkathodu and Meenmuttithodu  which form in the upper reaches  also flow southwards and joins Cheenkannipuzha.
terrain is rugged in most of the places  with the altitude ranging from 60 to 1489 meters above sea level which suggests hilly terrain and steep slopes.

Contact Details for more information
The Wildlife Warden
Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary
Kerala - 670703.
Ph: 91- 490-2493160

Best Time to Visit Aralam: September to May
Visiting Time: 8 am to 4 pm
Restriction(s): Rainy season and fire season

Accommodations available near the Aralam Wildlife National Park 
IB at Valayamchal  with 2 bedrooms, 2 numbers, @ Rs. 400/Room per day. Cost of Food separately charged and provided if required
Dormitory at Valayamchal  for about 50 persons at  Rs. 50/-head, Cotton floor mats will be provided for sleeping.

PWD Rest House at Iritty
Accommodation for High end tourists, facilities available (private) at Iritty and Peravoo

How to reach the Aralam National Wildlife Park
The nearest town is Iritty which is 20 km away from the sanctuary  and that is the place where the wildlife Warden’s office is situated.
Nearest Railway Station is Thalassery and is located  at a distance of 70kilometers and the nearest airport is Kozhikode karipur international airport, which is 150 kms away.
 The Aralam National Wildlife Park  is accessible by road from Thalassery, Kannur, Wayanad and Virajpet.
 The Assistant Wild life warden's office functions at Valayamchal on the south west corner of the sanctuary. As the bitumen work of road from Odanthodu to Valayamchal was completed visitors can come by any type of vehicle upto the entrance of the sanctuary.
The Nearest fuel filling station is at Iritty where accommodation, medical, communication, taxies etc are available.


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