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Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Location: Kanyakumari District
  • Area: 402.4 sq.km
  • Uniqueness: N/A
  • Flora: In precipitous localities, bordering Tirunelveli district, especially around Upper Kodayar Bentinckia conddappana, known as Hill arecanut, an interesting endemic palm occurs. Along the depressions Arenga wightii and Poanaca docksonii, two other palms, are found in plenty . The former yields a highly intoxicating toddy, which is much sought after by tribals.
  • Fauna: Bonnet Macaque, Common Langur or Hanuman Langur, Nilgiri Langur, Slender Loris, Tiger, Leopard or Panther, Jungle Cat, Small Indian Civet, Mangoose, Jackal, Indian Fox, Dhole or Indian Wild Dog, Sloth Bear, Otter, Large Brown Flying Squirrel, Flying Fox, Indian Gaint Squirrel, Indian Porcupine, India Hare, Indian Elephant, Gaur or India Bison, Nilgiri Tahr, Chital or spoted Deer, Black Buck or Indian Antelope, Sambar, Barking Deer, Mousse Deer or India Chevrotain, Wild Boar, Pangolin
  • Accessibility: Road: Nagerkoil / Kanniyakumari is well connected by buses. Railway :Nagerkoil / Kanyakumari is well connected by train. Nearest airport is Trivandrum (67KM from Nagercoil).
  • Accommodation: In the hill region the rainfall is uniformly distributed in both monsoons and maximum rainfall occurs during October and November
  • Season: N/A
  • Contact: District Forest Officer, Kanyakumari Division, 175, College Road, unicipality Campus, Nagercoil 629 001
  • Special Notes: N/A
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