Kuruva Island - The island surrounded by streams and river
These group of islands consists of dense and evergreen forest that is uninhabited and hence home to rare kinds of flora and fauna: endemic species of birds, orchids and herbs namely. Its unique geographical characteristics make it a place where not only the leaves but also silence is evergreen.
Kuruva Island comprises of a cluster of islets over the middle of Kabini River.
Kuruva Island, is popular for its diverse flora and fauna. These islands contain two small fresh water lakes. They are also a known safe haven for migratory birds along with hornbills, parrots and many butterfly species. Due the sheer number of elephants and other animals in the island, a pass has to be obtained prior to the visit, from Dept of Forest is mandatory.
The best time to visit Kuruvadeep is from mid December to late April. Kuruvadweep is usually closed to the public from May last to early December, due to the monsoons and retreating monsoons.The torrential rainfall floods the streams and the water level rises dangerously high. The best time to visit Kuruvadeep is from mid December to late April.
Take a break and savour the lush greenery before descending the hill.