Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary is in the northernmost part of Kerala and covers an area of 55 sq km of undulating forested highlands on the slopes of the Western Ghats. The highest peak is Katti Betta which rises to a majestic 1145 m above sea level.
This bountiful land is covered with tropical and semi-evergreen forests, the Aralam Sanctuary is home to a vast variety of flora and fauna endemic to the Western Ghats. Elephant, Gaur, Sambhar, spotted deer, barking deer, Nilgiri langur, Hanuman langur, Malabar giant squirrel, etc. can be seen here.
Aralam, a village in Thalassery, Kannur, is also noted for the Central State Farm, a 3060-hectare farm started in 1971 by the Government of India. This is one of the main production centers of hybrid coconut seeds in the country.