Location : Thrissur, Kerala
Main Attractions : Peechi dam, variety of wildlife
Located in Thrissur, Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary attracts wildlife lovers and nature observers from anywhere in the world to soak themselves completely in tranquility and beauty of its dense forests. The moist deciduous forests of the Trichur Peechi Vazhani national park are a haven for a variety of wildlife that consists of many rare species of animals, birds and plants as well. The sanctuary is situated in the basin of the Peechi and Vazhni dams of Trichur.
This sanctuary was established in the year 1958 in Kerala. There is a rich variety of flora and fauna in this sanctuary. One can find more than 60 varieties of plants that include rosewood, teakwood and orchids along with plants of medicinal value. Among the wildlife, one can find animals like leopards, sambar deer, wild dogs, barking deer, spotted deer, bison and elephants.
You can also find many types of snakes and other reptiles here. There is a hill near the sanctuary known as the Ponmudi peak, which goes upto a height of 923 meters. Take a trek on this peak and look at the breath-taking view of the sanctuary from the top of the peak. It is truly a magical experience and one that you shall never forget.
How to Reach
By Air : The Cochin International airport is located at a distance of 98 kilometers from this sanctuary.
By Rail : The Thrissur railway station is at a distance of 23 kilometers from the park.
By Road : This sanctuary is easily accessible from anywhere in Kerala and India as it is well connected by a wide network of roads.