Shenduruny wildlife sanctuary kollam – known by the name of a tree
Shenduruny wildlife sanctuary, location and the transportation
Shenduruny wildlife sanctuary is an important sanctuary located in kollam near to thenmala. this is the only wildlife sanctuary named as the name of a tree. chengurinji is the name of the tree which relate to the sanctuary. glutra travacurica is the scientific name of chenthiruny. the sanctuary is located adjacent to thenmala dam catchment area. chenthuruny wildlife sanctuary is spread in the protected area of western ghats at thenmala. the sanctuary covers an area about 172 km sq. an artificial lake is the attraction at the sanctuary which is formed by the reservoir of the dam. there are many attractions in the sanctuary it is rich with the different species of plants trees and flowers.
the sanctuary was established in 1984.Tropical rain forest and semi evergreen forests covers a vast area of the sanctuary. the sanctuary with the variety species of animals which include lion,tiger, leopard, nilgiri tahr, nilgiri langur, elephant, monkey etc. the sanctuary is the lungs of kerala, because the heavy forest and the sanctuary well maintains the ecosystem. it is very important to conserve the nature, environment is the part of life, every man should be plant a single plant in his life. shenduruny wildlife sanctuary is the paradise of the nature lovers and the photographers.
if you are lucky, you can see some migratory birds there, there is not surety about the birds because it will only reaches some special climate conditions. the boating in the reservoir is very interesting. Trekking and the jeep safari are the most adventurous activities in shenduruny wildlife sanctuary. camping opportunities will get as the part of ecotourism in thenmala. authority arranges five stations for camping inside the forest. the nearest railway station is at kollam which is 66 km away from the sanctuary and the nearest airport is trivandrum international which is 53 km away.