Peechi Dam

Peechi dam is a beautiful picnic spot and one of the oldest dams in Kerala located 23km from Thrissur town. Peechi reservoir offers boating facilities, thus assuring it to be a fascinating picnic spot for the tourists. Dam is built across the Manali River and the area comprises of nearly 3200 acres of land with botanical gardens and fountains. The prime purpose of the reservoir is to provide irrigation and drinking water supply to Thrissur city.

Tourists holidaying in Thrissur can drive down to the Peenchi dam for a weekend getaway and have a wonderful time picnicking in the serene beauty of the panoramic vistas and cruising down the meandering river. Peechi is one of the important wildlife sanctuaries of Kerala. The tourists can see wild tuskers on the forested grounds alongside the Manali River. The Peechi-Vazhani Sanctuary has dense, moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests is located in the catchments area of the Peechi and Vazhani dams. With more than 50 species of orchids and medicinal plants, the sanctuary is a veritable treasure trove of rare flora and fauna. Boating and trekking are the most popular recreational activities in the region. The natural habitat at Peechi-Vazhani Sanctuary is frequented by many wild animals like elephants, tigers, leopards and wild dogs.