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Neyyar is known for its dam, lion reserve and wildlife sanctuary. The dam situated on the foot of the Western Ghats is a popular picnic spot. It is at a distance of 30km from Thiruvananthapuram. The lion reserve has boating facilities in addition to a crocodile farm. A mini-sanctuary, the lake garden and a swimming pool are the main attractions here. The Neyyar wildlife sanctuary is spread over an area of 128 sq km. Elephants, sloth bears, jungle cats, nilgiri langurs, wild boars, gaurs and Niligiri tahrs can be spotted here.