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Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary

Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)

14.3/5(10 Ratings)

Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary Overview

Ranked 12 of 39 sightseeing in Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)

Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary, established in the year 1958, is one of the well known natural attractions near Thiruvananthapuram. Situated on the south-eastern side of theWestern Ghats, Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary is home to more than 39 species of mammals, 176 species of birds, 30 species of reptiles, 17 species of amphibians and 40 species of fishes. This sanctuary is also known for its crocodile farm which was set up in the year 2007.

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Lion safari at Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Lion safari at Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary  Video Review
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Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary

Deepa Nair
20th Nov 17

Adventurous safari ride in Neyyar

Adventurous safari ride in Neyyar  Video Review
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Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary

Gaurav Verma
19th Nov 17

How To take a Boat to Neyyar Lion Safari Island

How To take a Boat to Neyyar Lion Safari Island  Video Review
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Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary

Victor Ferns
19th Nov 17

Scenic dam but badly kept lions & bad crowd

Scenic dam but badly kept lions & bad crowd  Video Review
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Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary

Ramit Batra
19th Nov 17

Neyyar wildlife Sanctuary

Neyyar wildlife Sanctuary  Video Review
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Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary

Snehalata Jain
19th Nov 17

Neyyar Sanctuary Lion Safari Trivandrum Kerala

Neyyar Sanctuary Lion Safari Trivandrum Kerala  Video Review
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Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary

Elsie Gabriel
19th Nov 17

Lion at lion safari

Lion at lion safari  Video Review
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Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary

Dilkhush Shah
19th Nov 17

Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary

Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary  Video Review
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Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary

Snehalata Jain
19th Nov 17

Lion Safari

Lion Safari  Video Review
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Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary

Vinod Nair
21st Nov 17

Real Safari experience

Real Safari experience  Video Review
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Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary

Mamta Narula
19th Nov 17

What travellers are saying about Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary

Experience scale
  • Very Good 3
  • Average 1
  • Good 1
  • Excellent 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

Timing, fees and more

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Operating hours

Summer:
9:30 AM -4:00 PM
Winter:
9:30 AM -4:00 PM
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Other Details

Famous for:
Sanctuaries
Entry:
paid
Not Allowed:
Pets

Reviews and Ratings

Mamta Narula

Mamta Narula2.9/5

48 reviews

See lion from so close

We visited lion safari park. After seeing Nayyer dam you can go for this Safari. This is open till 5 pm only.Boat ride of 5 minutes from the registration counter will take you to the safari park. From here they take you in a bus to see the lions. We were thrilled to see the lions up so close, just outside the bus window. They seemed unaffected by all our excitement. It was very nice experience.

Elsie Gabriel

Elsie Gabriel3.6/5

72 reviews

Lion safari at Neyyar Dam Wild life Sanctuary

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the Thiruvananthapuram district, we took a bus to the Lion safari. Here you can see wildelephants, lions, tigers, leopards, crocodiles but we saw two Lioness in the wild and some monkeys on the trees.Neyyar wildlife sanctuary is famous for its lion safari park so mostly be ready to see Asian lions and deers. This wildlife sanctuary is the home for hundred species of flora and fauna. This sanctuary is situated in southeast corner of the Western mountainous ghats in the state of Kerala. This wildlife sanctuary covers more than 128 kilometers area. This sanctuary was get status of wildlife sanctuary in the year 1958, but wildlife conservation work starts in the year 1985. Because of its luscious green picturesque location, it's a treat to nature lovers. This sanctuary is dense and you have to see the Lions from inside a caged van. The Lions roam free in the jungles which is giving total respect to the wildlife World.Tips to keep in mind when visiting the Lions. Please do not tease or shout at them. It is their home. Do not feed them or throw things at them. Do not panic and frighten the Lions. Don't hold your Mobile phone outside the windows it might fall down. Do not get down outside the caged van. Respect Enjoy but do not disturb. There are tickets for the entry as well as the boat rides. Do not forget to take your water bottles and caps. There are washrooms only at the parking space. The ride to the boat embankment for the ride to the jungle is quite a walk so hire a rickshaw or vehicle if you want. Also carry an umbrella as it was raining today unexpectedly.

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Manikantan mp

Manikantan mp4.3/5

4 reviews

Boating in dam

Neyyar dam is 30 km away from Trivandrum. At dam you can go for boating. At the other you will be taken for lion safari and deer park. You will be taken in boat and bus. Please bring sufficient eatables for kids. Crocodile park is also available at Neyyar dam. You can spend a maximum of three hours. For boating, lion safari and deer park you need a minimum of twenty members or you have to pay equivalent to twenty members entrance fee.

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Amir Ashraf

Amir Ashraf4.3/5

3 reviews

Panorama view plus wildlife

The second best tourist spot in Trivandrum is Neyyar Dam which also has Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Neyyar Dam itself is a huge view and fantastic area for panorama click.You may rush to neyyar wildlife first because once the seat filled early they go first and no advance reservation available their. Ticket charges for Indians is Rs 200. It takes one and half hours which cover a fascinating view of King of Lions and crocodile and Deer park. There is also a different crocodile park in around the ticket counter where you can see types of crocodile.

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Varun Gampa

Varun Gampa4.6/5

3 reviews

Unexplored place in the capital city

Neyyar wild life sanctuary is 40 km from Trivandrum. You will get buses with frequency every hour from Trivandrum bus stand. It takes 2 hours to reach this place. Adjacent to Neyyar dam, you've Neyyar wildlife sanctuary where one can do a lion safari. With an entry fee of Rs. 250, people are initially transported through a steamer boat to island and then there to interior forests through a jeep. It's the best experience to watch a lion walking near you.Near to Neyyar, you've one more elephant sanctuary 8 km from it. This is completely an unexplored place for the tourists who are coming to Trivandrum/Neyyar. This place is a elephant rehabilitation centre, where elephants which are injured in south India are brought here for healing. You can also do trekking in its forests.This can be covered in one full day.

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Luv Tanwani

Luv Tanwani4.3/5

22 reviews

Nice and Well maintained

This sanctuary is nicely maintained and well developed. They have good sitting facilities and other facilities like eating restaurants, boating etc which is really required.

Guru

Guru5.0/5

7 reviews

Try to avoid visiting the place during afternoons

It was a very good experience to visit this sanctuary. We could see different birds and animals in live action. One should never visit this during afternoon sessions.

Photos of Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary

Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary, Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)

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Elsie Gabriel

Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary, Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)
Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary, Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)

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Elsie Gabriel

Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary, Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)
Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary, Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)

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Snehalata Jain

Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary, Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)
Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary, Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)

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Ramit Batra

Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary, Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)