Peechi Wildlife Sanctuary

Peechi Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the famous wildlife sanctuaries in India located about 20km east of Thrissur district in Kerala. This 125 sq km sanctuary is established in 1958 in the catchments area of the Peechi and Vazhani dams. The sanctuary is part of the Palapilli-Nelliampathy forests and forms the northern boundary of the Chimmini Sanctuary. Peechi Wildlife Sanctuary attracts wildlife lovers and nature observers from all over the world to soak themselves completely in tranquility and beauty of its dense forests. There is a rich variety of flora and fauna in this sanctuary. One can find more than 60 varieties of plants that include rosewood, teakwood and orchids along with plants of medicinal value. As you venture into the thick forest under able guides, you able to spot deer, elks, barking deer, elephants and bison etc. 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 Peechi sanctuary, one can also enjoy boat rides at the lake in the sanctuary. There is a hill near the sanctuary known as the Ponmudi Peak, which goes upto a height of 923 meters. Take a trek on this peak and look at the breath-taking view of the sanctuary from the top of the peak. It is truly a magical experience and one that you shall never forget.