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Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Kerala

Main Wildlife Attractions: Asian elephant,Sambar deer, leopard, tiger, jungle cat,elks

Coverage Area: 125 sq.kms.

Established: 1958

Best Time to Visit:October to March

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If this winter, you are planning for a trip to Kerala, don't miss its Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary.
Located in Thrissur/Trichur district of Kerala, Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary can be reached from the Kochi airport, which is about 98 km from the sanctuary. If you travel by train, the nearest railway station is Thrissur that is 23 kms from the sanctuary.

The Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of 125 sq kms and is about 20 kms east of Thrissur. It is a part of the Palapilli Nelliampathy forest and is covered with a thick growth of dense, moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests. Situated in the catchment area of the Peechi and Vazhani dams, you will find a wide variety of orchids and medicinal plants. An ideal place for nature lovers, you will be amazed at the flora and the fauna the Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary offers.

Besides the various medicinal plants at the Peechi Vazhani wildlife sanctuary, there are herbs, teak and rosewood trees too. As you venture into the thick forest under able guides, you may be lucky to spot deer, elks, barking deer, elephants and bison. The sanctuary has around 25 types of mammals. Carnivorous animals like the tiger, leopard and fox are also found lurking in the thick growth. The wildlife sanctuary is also rich in bird life as more than 60 types of birds and 10 types of snakes are also found here. Besides the flora and fauna at the sanctuary, one can also enjoy boat rides at the Lake in the sanctuary.