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Located on the western slopes of Western Ghats, Aralam is the northern most wildlife sanctuary of Kerala.
Location: 75º 47’and 75º57’ East Longitude and 11º 54’ and 11º59’ North Latitude.
Area: 55 sq. km.
Year of formation: Declared a Sanctury during 1984 (GO(P)300/84/AD/15.10.1984)
Climate: Temperature varies from 110C to 400ºC
Topography: Altitude ranging from 650 to 1150m.
Rainfall: Rainfall varies from 3700 to 5000mm.
Drainage: The Cheenkannipuzha forms the main drainage system on the southern side. Narikkadavu thodu, Kurukkathodu and Meenumuttithodu from the northern upper reaches flow southwards to join Cheenkannipuzha.
Forest Types: The forest types include West Coast tropical evergreen forest. , West coast semi-evergreen forests, South Indian moist deciduous forest, Southern hilltop evergreen forest and plantations
Bio diversity: The major tree species are Artiocarpus heterophyllus, Bishofia javanica, Calophyllum elatum, Cannarium strictum,Cullenia exarillita, Dipterocarpus sp, Drypetes elata, Dysoxylum malabaricum, Elaeocarpus tuberculatus, Holigarna arnottiana, Mesua ferrea, Palanquium ellipticum Bombax ceiba, Dalbergia latifolia, Grewia tiliaefolia,Terminalia sp etc.
23 species of mammals, 188 sp. of birds, 22 species of reptiles,
16 species of amphibians and 39 species of fishes are reported from the sanctuary
Elephant, Gaur, Tiger, Panther,Sambar, Spotted deer, Barking deer, Wild boar, Sloth bear, Nilgiri langur, Bonnet macaque, Common langur, Wild dog, common otter, Malabar giant squirrel etc are the major mammals
Approach: By Road – Thalasseri– 45 km
Kannur – 45 km
Nearest Railway Station: Thalasseri
Nearest Airport: Kozhikode (113kms) .
Accomodation : IB (two rooms, 4 beds) .
Dormitory – 50 beds
There is almost a Government Guest House and many private lodges in Iritty.
Best season to visit: November to May
Closure period: Open throughout the year
Special Attractions: Trekking in the sanctuary.
The Wildlife Warden,
Aralam Wildlife Division,Iritty P.O
Phone: 0490 2493160 Mobile:9447979101