The dense tropical forests of Chimmini (Chimmony) are home to a plethora of rare flora and fauna. A two hour drive from Kochi, this gem is situated in the Mukundapuram Taluk of Thrissur district. The dam provides a picturesque picnic location and is frequented by locals and foreigners alike.
Setup in 1984, the Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary lies contiguous with the Peechi-Vazhani Sanctuary. One can always view elephants, sambars, gaurs, Malabar squirrels and sloth bears strolling about. It is truly a sight that must be experienced firsthand to appreciate its magnificence. The forest department regularly conducts trekking and bamboo rafting programs in and around the area. The Moonlight Sonata is a remarkable event that is vouched for by all who have gotten a chance to be a part of this unique rafting trip held only on full moon nights.
The Wildlife Warden
Peechi Wildlife Division
Peechi. P.O, Thrissur
Phone: +91 487 2699017
Mobile: +91 9447979103
Nearest railway station: Thrissur, about 30 km
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 58 km from Thrissur town
Latitude: 10.438858, Longitude: 76.478519
Best time to visit: November to April
Area: 87 sq. km