Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary
in 1983, and covering a total area of 55 sq. kms, the Aralam wildlife
sanctuary is located on the Western Slopes of the Western Ghats This is
the Northern most wildlife sanctuary in Kerala. The Head
quarters of the Aralam Wildlife sanctuary is located at Iritty, a small
town located about 55 kms from Kannur City.
The Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary adjoins the Central state farm at Aralam.
The elevation of this area varies between 50m and 1145m. The highest peak
in this region is Katti Betta, which is 1145m high.
The normal range of temperarture is between 21 degree centigrade and
40 degree centigrade in the foothills and between 8 degree centigrade
and 5 degree centigrade at the higer reaches.The sanctuary receives an
annual rainfall of 3000mm.
MEANS OF TRANSPORT
By Road - Thalasseri ( 45 kms) ,Kannur (45 kms)
Nearest Railhead - Thalasseri
Nearest Airport - Kozhikode( 113 kms from Iritty).
For enquiries regarding entries to wildlife sanctuaries, contact
Chief Conservator of Forests(Wildlife)-
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala - 695014
The Wildlife Warden-
Wayanad Wildlife Division Sultanbathery,
Kerala - 673 592
The Assistant Wildlife Warden-
Irrity, Kannur District - 670 673