Neyyar sanctuary is spread over the Southeast corner of the Western Ghats,
and covers a total area of 128 sq kms. The Neyyar reservoir is easily
navigable and extends 9.06 sq. km.
The vegetation varies from tropical wet evergreen to grasslands. The Agasthyarkoodam hill, 1890 metres high, lies in the premises of the sanctuary.
Declared as a sanctuary in 1958, it is the drainage basin for the Neyyar River and its tributaries - Mullayar and Kallar.
The Wild Population
Elephants, Gaur, Sloth Bear, Nilgiri Tahr, Jungle Cat, Wild Boar, Nilgiri Langur can be seen here.
This sanctuary has a substantial natural vegetation cover. The diversity of its flora makes this sanctuary an ideal gene pool preserve.
A Crocodile Rearing Centre, Deer Farm and Lion Safari Park are the main attractions near the dam site.