Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary, Kollam – A place close to nature

SHENDURNEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, KOLLAM
SHENDURNEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, KOLLAM

Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary in Kollam is a beautiful natural haven located in Southern Kerala. It was established in 1984 and covers a total area of 171 sq. km. It is the only wildlife sanctuary in the district and is renowned for its biodiversity and beauty

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SHENDURNEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY: KNOW MORE

ABOUT

Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary, the only wildlife sanctuary in Kollam, is part of the Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve. The sanctuary owes its name to the endemic plant species, Gluta Travancore, locally known as Cherukurinji. Situated on the southern part of the Western Ghats, this sanctuary is set amidst luxurious greenery, and is acclaimed for its rich biodiversity. The terrain is mostly covered by tropical evergreen and semievergreen forests. The endangered Lion-tailed Macaque can be seen in these forests. The rare Great Eared Nightjar has also been spotted here. Idimuzhanganpara, Pallivasal, Rockwood, Kurunthottivalavu, and Lake View, and Kalamkunnu are the five camping sites in the sanctuary.

CONNECTIVITY

Railway station: Shengottai (Tamil Nadu) railway station, 15 km away

Flight: Trivandrum International Airport, about 53 km away

Activities: Boating, Camping, Trekking Trails

Timings: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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