aralamAralam wildlife sanctuary is the one which is located in the northernmost part of Kerala in the Kannur district. This is also the smallest sanctuary of our state. It was established in the year 1984 and has its headquarters at Iritty. Teak and eucalyptus are the main plantations that are found here and it has a variety of flora and fauna. The tallest peak is called as Katti Betta which has a height of about 1145 m. The tourists to this place can enjoy trekking as well.

Ecotourism Activities

Some of the animals that are found here include elephants, deers, leopards, bison etc. it is attractive place for the nature lovers. The people can stay in the watch towers to catch a glimpse of the wildlife. There is a waterfall nearby called as the Meenmutty waterfalls where the tourists can enjoy it and relax from here as well. A good picnic spot near to this is the Aralam River. There is also another waterfall called as the Chavachi waterfall. Another major tourist attraction is the Ambalapara peak.


Accommodation can be provided in the Iritty town. In Meenmutty there are minimum facilities available for night stay.

Aralam is located around 45 km east of Kannur and has a height of about 50 m to 1,145 m above the sea level. The nearest airport to this place is the Kozhikode airport at a distance of 115 kms and the nearest railway station is at Thalassery. The roads are connected from both Kannur and Thalassery.

For enquiries and bookings, contact:

Wildlife Sanctuary Office, Aralam Ph: 0490-2493160
District Tourist Promotion Council, Kannur Ph: 0497-2706336