The Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over 55 sq km 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.It was established in 1984. The headquarters of the sanctuary is near Iritty.Aralam wildlife sanctuary is the northernmost protected area of Kerala state, situated in the southeast part of Kannur District. It lies between 11 54 and 11 59 North latitude and 75 47 and 75 57 East longitude.



The sanctuary area falls in Aralam, Kelakam and Kottiyoor revenue villages and is located in the Northwest slopes of Western Ghats contiguous with the forests of Coorg (Kodagu) district of Karnataka state.


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. Elephant, gaur, sambar, spotted deer, barking deer, Nilgiri langur, Hanuman langur, Malabar giant squirrel, etc can be seen here.


Aralam, a village in Thalassery, 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.

Contact details:
Ph: +91 490 2413160


Getting there
By road: The sanctuary is situated about 35 km from Thalassery and 60 km from Kannur town.
By rail: Nearest railway station is Thalassery, about 55 km
By air: Nearest airport is Karipur International Airport, about 96 km from Thalassery town


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