Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary

General Information
Total Area 55 sq. km.
Best time to visit September - May.
Accommodation Hotel & Guest Houses.
Nearest Town Thlassery (35 km).
How to get there Train: Thalassery (35 km), Air: Kozhikoda (113 km).
Species found Bears, black bulbuls, elephants, water duck, Siberian duck, jungle fowls, mynas, laughing thrushes, peafowl, kingfishers.


Aralam wildlife sanctuary a 55 sq. kms in area and located on the western slopes of the Western Ghats, the Aralam sanctuary is the northern most wildlife sanctuary of Kerala. It was established in 1984. The headquarters of the sanctuary is near Iritty, this small town is located about 55 kms from Kannur. The sanctuary adjoins the Central State Farm at Aralam. It lies between north latitude 11° 50' and 11° 52' and east longitude 75° 49' and 75° 57'.

A variety of flora and fauna endemic to the Western Ghats is found here. Elephants, herds of deer, boar and bison are quite common. Leopards, Jungle Cats and various types of Squirrels have also been sighted.

Elephants, sloth bear, sambar, mouse-deer etc. are found in this sanctuary. It is also rich in avifauna and reptiles. This sanctuary is easily accessible from Kannur.

(35 kms from Thalassery): Elephants, bears, siberian duck, water duck, jungle fowls, mynas, laughing thrushes, black bulbuls, peafowls, woodpeckers, kingfishers the hornbill, stork, raptor, darter, cormorant, grackle, cluster, indian rollers, common snipes, crow pheasants, jungle nightjars, kites, grey drongos, malabar trogons, large pied wagtails, sparrows, grey jungle fowls, indian hill mynas, robins, jungle babblers, sunbirds, peacocks, crimson-throated barbets, bee-eaters, shrikes, fairy bluebirds, grey-headed fishing eagles, black winged kites, night herons, grey hornbills, malabar hornbills and more than 253 additional species including migrant birds, sambars, mouse deer etc. can be found in the 55 sp. km sanctuary.