Northeast of Kothamangalam along Pooyamkutty Road, nearest railway station is Aluva 48 Km)): Area: 25 Sq. Km. To protect the abundant wildlife & resident & migratory birds, it was declared a sanctuary in 1983, with the help of Dr. Salim Ali, the late renowned ornithologist. The birdlife includes over 320 species. There is an interpretation centre, a bird watching chamber with equipment, a library, a souvenir shop, an open enclosure for Sambar and Spotted Deer and an animal rehabilitation centre. The highest point is Nyappily peak.