Wildlife Sanctuary, Kannur
Location : 35 km from Thalasserry and 60 km from Kannur town
The Aralam Sanctuary is spread over 55 sq kms of
undulating forested highlands on the slopes of the Western Ghats.
The highest peak here - Katti Betta - rises to a majestic 1145 m above
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. Herds of deer,
elephant, boar and bison are common sights. Leopards, jungle cats
and various types of squirrels are also seen here.
Aralam, a village in Thalasserry, 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.
Nearest railway station : Thalasserry, about 35 km.
Nearest airport : Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode about
71 km from Thalasserry town.