IDUKKI is situated 40km away from Thodupuzha in the idukki district.It covers an area of 70Sq.Km.and lies above the idukki Arch Dam.It is rich in flora and fauna.Elephants and sambur are seen here.Idukki is accessible from cochin
PERYAR Santuary extends over an area of 777 sq.km and forms part of the highranges of the western ghats.This is one of the best santuaries in India for watching and photographing elephants and close quarters.The animals usually found here are elephant,tiger,Bison,Spotted Deer,Gaur,etc The Santuary is open throughoutthe year,but the best time is Sep. to May
WYNAD is 15m away from Sultan BAttery.this is the second largest in the state and covers an area of 344sq.km.It is adjucent to the Mudumalai wild life santuary In Tamil Naduand Bandipur wild life santuary in Karnataka,Elephants,Spotted Deer,Gauar,Sambur and Sloth Beer are main attractions.Best time Oct.to May.
CHINNAR 70 km away from Munnar.it extends to an area of 90 sq.km.The forest is of mixed deciduous type with occasional shrub and thorny types.Due to the proimity of Eravikulam National Park and Anamalai wild life In TAmil Nadu,this santuary is rich in wild life.
THATTEKAD located 20km away from Kothamangalam on cochin Munnar Rd.is the most importand bird santuaries in keralaThe most notable of the indigenous birds are Malabargrey-horn-bill,wood pecker,rose winged and blue winged paracket etc.A boat cruice from Boothathanketu to Thattekad is an unforgattable exprence through the ever green forest nestling migratory and indigenous birds.