Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary
Shendurni Wildlife Sanctuary,
66 km from Kollam town on the Kollam - Shencotta road, is a green valley of splendid
forests, situated on the banks of the Shendurny River. The Shenduruny forest was
declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1984. The Name Shenduruny comes from an endemic
species of tree called Chenkuruny (gluta travancoria), mainly confined to this
region. The artificial lake formed by the parappar dam built across the shenduruny
and kulathupuzha rivers occupies the central region of the sanctuary.the Shenduruny
Valley is one of the richest floral areas of Kerala. Closely is Tenmalai, where
a number of tea and coffee estates can be found. It is conveniently accessible
Shenduruny was the cradle of one
of the oldest river valley civilisations in India - one older than Indus valley
(4400 - 3700 bc). Remains of a stone age culture to the mesolithic period, have
been excavated from a large cave at the northwestern part of the Shenduruny river.
The case which is large enough to hold 20 people at a time has paintings similar
to the mesolithic paintings found in the caves of central India.
To Get There
Thiruvananthapuram is 140 kms away.
70 kms away is the nearest railway station at Kollam
Location: 70 Kms From Kollam, Kerala.
Main Attraction: Elephants, tigers, leopards, bears, lion tailed