Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary

Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary
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Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary

Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary headquartered in Peechi, Thrissur District of Kerala, India. The sanctuary was established in 1958 consisting of Palappilli- Nelliyampathi forests including the area of Chimmony Wildlife sanctuary and is the second oldest sanctuary in Kerala.The Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary  is a good spot for nature lovers. The sanctuary is part of the Palapilli-Nelliampathy forests and forms the Northern boundary of the Chimmini Sanctuary.

Having an abundance of enchanting flora and fauna and a lake where you can go boating, this place is a treat for the nature lover. There are more than 50 different kinds of orchids, innumerable rare medicinal plants, teak, rosewood, and so on. The faunal diversity includes over 25 species of mammals including carnivores like the leopard, tiger, jungle cat and herbivores like the Sambar deer, barking deer, spotted deer, Indian bison and Asian elephant. More than 100 species of birds and several species of snakes and lizards are also found here.Available statistics points out to a count of 39 species of mammals, 30 types of reptiles, 17 varieties of amphibians and 40 kinds of fish. Add on top about 60 types of birds and an abundance of butterflies.

The highest peak in the sanctuary is the 923 m high Ponmudi. The average annual rainfall is about 3000 mm.

For tourists, accommodation is available at the rest house and the information centre at Peechi.

 

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Thrissur
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 98 km away

 

Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary


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