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Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kannur

 
 

Location: 35 km from Thalasserry and 60 km from Kannur town.

The Aralam Sanctuary is spread over 55 sq kms 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.

Getting there:
Nearest railway station: Thalasserry, about 35 km.
Nearest airport: Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode about 71 km from Thalasserry town.

 
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