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Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kozhikode in Kalady

Summer: 24°C-36°C

Winter: 20°C-32°C

Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit:  October-May

Opening Time: 08:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 04:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Open 7 days a week.

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  15
Children:  7
Cameras:  25
Video Camera:  150
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  150
Children:  150
Cameras:  25
Video Camera:  150
Blessed with serene natural beauty, Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary is home to variety of vegetations including tropical evergreen and semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests and diverse plantations. Wildlife lovers can spot animals like tiger, leopard, porcupine, squirrel, elephant, gaur, deer, civet, macaque and others.
The sanctuary is inhabited by numerous endangered bird species including Niligiri wood pigeon, Malabar pied hornbill, Ceylon frogmouth and more. Reptiles, fishes and amphibians can also be spotted here.
The sanctuary also offers thrilling trekking adventures to a number of amazing places. Located on the slopes of Western Ghats, it is no less than a paradise for the visitors.
Plastics, polythene, smoking items and liquor are strictly prohibited. Don’t make noise and don’t litter the place. Tourists are advised not to wear white or dark shade clothes.


Road: Aralam is easily accessible by road from several places like Thalassery, Kozhikode and Kannur. The nearest bus station is at Iritty (about 32 km. away) from where once can hire taxis or cabs to reach the wildlife sanctuary. Wildlife warden’s office is also located at Iritty. The best idea is to bring your own vehicle or hire a taxi to explore the place.

Railway: The nearest railhead is at Thalassery which is about 55 km. away from the sanctuary. Regular trains operate to and from Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kochi and many other cities.

Airway: Karipur International Airport at Kozhikode which is about 140 km. away is the nearest airport to Aralam. Flights are available to and from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Oman, Kuwait and other locations.