Peppara is located at a distance of about 50 kilometers north of the metropolitan city of Thiruvananthapuram. A Peppara Tour involves a journey to its wild life Sanctuary and observing the exquisite variety of wild animals that inhabit it.
History of Peppara
The Peppara Wild Life Sanctuary covers a distance of 53 sq km. This is the most splendid wild life sanctuaries in India. It is reputed for its eco diversity. Peppara was declared as a Wild life Sanctuary in the year 1983, in order to protect the rich flora and fauna.
The heart of the Peppara Wild Life Sanctuary a Dam has been erected; this dam built on the River Karamana River covers an area of 5.82 sq km and is an exquisite tourist spot. It is noteworthy to mention here that Peppara is the residence of the 13 Tribal tribes. No wonder, many refer to Peppara as an Anthropologist's Paradise.
Description of the Peppara Tour:
Highly undulating hills mark the topography of Peppara. This is because of the unevenness of Peppara landform, and the altitude of the region varies between 100 meters and 1,717 meters.
Various types of animals such as the Elephant, Indian Bison, Panther, Tiger, Wild Dog, Nilgiri Langaur and Lion Tailed Macaque inhabit Peppara. A wide variety of reptiles such as the King Cobra and Python are available here. Your Peppara Tour will be a memorable one, an exclusive venture to the depths of nature.
How to Reach Peppara:
Thiruvananthapuram is the nearest airport and the nearest Railway station. After coming to Thiruvananthapuram, you can avail the hired cars, buses and taxis to reach you to Peppara Sanctuary.