Kalakadu Wildlife Sanctuary

Kalakadu Wildlife Sanctuary Timings, Safari, Opening and Closing Hours

Best Time to Visit: Oct to Jan. This sanctuary remains open for visitors from Oct to Summer months.

Entry Timings: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm. Daily

This Sanctuary stretches over an area of 251 Sq Km. This Sanctuary is inhabited with Lion tailed Macaque, Langur Monkey, Nilgiri tahr, Sambar, Sloth bear, Gaur, Elephant, Tiger, Flying Squirrel, Panther, wild dog, Pangoline, Wild boar, Leopard, Spotted Deer, Sambar and many other carnivorous, herbivorous and reptiles.Kalakad was declared as the wildlife sanctuary in 1976 to safe guard endangered lion-tailed macaque.

The Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve was established in the year 1988 after combining Kalakad Wildlife Sanctuary which is 251 Sq.km and Mundanthurai Wildlife Sanctuary which is 567 Sq.km.

49 fishes, 45 amphibians, 88 reptiles, 337 bird species, 79 mammals were recorded in this sanctuary.

Kalakadu Trekking Routes

Trekking RouteTrekking Distance
Thalayanai -> Karungal Kasam6 Km
Karungal Kasam -> Mudul7.5 Km
Iruppan W. House -> Mulakalasam7 Km
Mulakalasam -> Kakachi15 Km
Log house -> Upper Kodaiyar14 Km
Netterikal -> Thirukkurungudi Range K.R.F8 Km
Narakad -> Nambikoil19 Km
Kannikatti FRH -> Pandipatti21 Km
Mundanthurai -> Vadamadi RH18 Km
Karaiyar -> Sevalar (E.B.) Rest House4 Km

Waterfalls nearby

  1. Agasthiyar falls and
  2. Ananatheertham falls near Karayar Dam in Mundanthurai RF
  3. Manimuthar falls in Ambasamudram RF

How to reach Kalakadu Wildlife Sanctuary?

By Air

  1. Madurai Airport is 223 Km away. The Tuticorin airport is 98 km away. Thiruvananthapuram airport is 158 km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at Ambasamudram which is 29 km away

By Road

  1. This sanctuary can be reached from Thirukkurungudi, Kalakad, Papanasam, Ambasamudram and Sivasailam.
  2. The direct bus is available from Tirunelveli which is 60 km away.

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