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Address: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The Neyyar reservoir is easily navigable and extends 9.06 sq. km. The...

The Neyyar reservoir is easily navigable and extends 9.06 sq. km. The vegetation varies from tropical wet evergreen to grasslands. The Agasthyakoodam hill, 1890 metres high, lies in the premises of the sanctuary. Elephants, gaur, sloth bear, Nilgiri tahr, jungle cat, wild boar, Nilgiri langur etc. are seen. A crocodile rearing centre, deer farm and lion safari park are the main attractions.

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Sanctuary with a Crocodile farm

Located about 35 kms from Kerala's capital, Trivandrum, this wild life sanctuary is more famous for having a crocodile farm.This sanctuary starts from the Neyyar dam site and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Donald D
Kollam, India
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Kollam, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located about 35 kms from Kerala's capital, Trivandrum, this wild life sanctuary is more famous for having a crocodile farm.This sanctuary starts from the Neyyar dam site and extends to an area of about 125 sq kms having a rich flora and fauna that could be discovered. Boating and elephant rides are offered by the tourism dept. A time with... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The Dam and the garden are nice picnic spot. Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary trip is by boat and then the lion safari by the forest vehicle. There is one KTDC restaurant, from where you can have some food. Other quality restaurants are missing. The location is picturesque, but poorly maintained.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The Neyyar Dam and the adjoining Wild Life Sanctuary is an excellent place to visit for a short day trip from Trivandrum. We were there on a rainy day and really enjoyed the breathtaking scene from the premises of the KTDC restaurant. The rain spoiled our boating trip but the friendly forest officials made sure that everyone could go on... More 

1 Thank sasi360
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary is beaulifully located and good for one day picnic. It has forest SAfari which includes boat ride to Lion Safari, Jeep ride in Lion SAfari where 3 lions are kept in forest and you are sure to spot these lions. It has crockodile and deer park !!!

1 Thank Rakesh_R_Ind
Hudsonville, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We went on this tour, and did see all the deer, many in a fenced in area, lots of wild monkeys, a couple of crocodiles in a tank and then the Asian lions. There are currently 4 lions in the park, and we saw 3 of them. They were within a few yards of our bus, which was awesome, but... More 

1 Thank 10feetdiep
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

if you are on a family visit, don' tlike crowded places but want to make sure kids have fun than it is surely a good place to be in. drive through dense forest, boat ride, lions safari, deer park, crocodile park everything in one and a walk on the dam.... pretty picturesque and nice... have been there twice. Cool.

1 Thank Brijendra S
Alappuzha, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The picturesque Neyyar Dam is 32 km from Tvm Central,Thampanoor. It offers boating,a small Lion Safari Park,children's park ,aquarium,garden,swimming pool,watch tower,deer,crocodile rehabilitation center.Is worth for Kids n Families for a day trip or a few hours Neatly maintained but everything feels short n instant need to be improved.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Must visit, the bus takes you very close to the lion, deers are fun to watch but they may not come close, crocodiles are there too. It's a mixture of boat ride, bus, little bit of trekking etc.

4 Thank sathya_nars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

I went to the sanctuary just to refresh some old memories of visiting the dam way back in 2003. That was late in the evening. However, this time I started after breakfast. From my home in trivandrum the sanctuary is about 35kms. There are direct buses,however the frequency is not that great. If you don't get a direct bus, catch... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

It was quite by chance i came to know about this place and decide to make a visit. It took us 1.5 hrs from Kovalam to get here. Tickets cost Rs.250 per person. You are taken on a boat to an island where 5 lions have been housed. This is possibly one of those few safaris in the world where... More 

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