|Peechi Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights: Peechi Dam, Wildlife and Flora
How To Reach:
By Air: Kochi is the nearest airport (at a distance of 98 kilometers)
By Rail: The nearest railway station is at Thrissur or Chalakkudy (at a distance of 23 kilometers)
By Bus: Peechi can be approached from all parts of the country. It is at a distance of 15 kilometers from Trissur.
Peechi-Vazhani Sanctuary was established in the year 1958. The sanctuary is abundant with dense, moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests. The sanctuary has a fantastic variety of rare flora and fauna species. There are more than 50 species of orchids and medicinal plants in Peechi-Vazhani Sanctuary.
Peechi-Vazhani Sanctuary lies in between the latitude10° 28' to 10°38'and the longitude 76°18' to 76°28'. The trees found in wet leaves shedding forests like rosewood, irul, teak, thenmavu and venteak grow in abundance. Also, evergreen forests trees like kambakam, karakil, kalpine, whiteakil and ambani are seen here.
Peechi Sanctuary spreads on an area of 125 square kilometers. There are more than 60 types of birds, 25 types of mammals and 10 types of snakes in the sanctuary. The sanctuary provides refuge to sambhar deer, elks, barking deer, spotted deer, leopards, tigers, wild dogs, fox and langurs.
Ponmudi is the highest peak in this region. It has an altitude ranging from 45 meters to 900 meters. Pleasant climate is experienced throughout the year. June to August are rainy months and unsuitable for a visit to the Park.
Tourists can enjoy their visit by the recreational activities provided at the Park. Peechi is an ideal picnic spot. Peechi Dam makes the place suitable for boating. Because of the terrain, the tourists can enjoy trekking also.
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