The Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary is the ultimate destination for anyone enamoured with the intrinsic beauty of nature. Sprawling over a 125 sq. km complex, it lies about 20 km east of Thrissur. It is situated in the catchment area of the Peechi and Vazhani Dams. It is part of the Palapilli-Nelliampathy forests and forms the northern boundary of the Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Peechi-Vazhani Sanctuary is blessed with many a picnic spot along with a plethora of boating options. The highest point here is the 923 m high Ponmudi which offers an excellent view of the underlying valley. There are more than 50 different kinds of orchids, exotic medicinal plants, teak and rosewood here. One can see over 25 species of mammals including the leopard, tiger, Sambar, deer, Spotted Deer, Indian Bison and Asian Elephant. More than 100 species of birds and several species of snakes and lizards are also found here.
For tourists, accommodation is available at the Rest House and the Information Centre at Peechi.
For more details, contact:
The Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife)
Thiruvananthapuram 696 014
Telefax: + 91 471 2322217
The Wildlife Warden
Peechi Wildlife Division
Peechi P. O., Thrissur
Phone: +91 487 2699017, +91 85476 03454, +91 85476 03456
Nearest railway station: Thrissur
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 98 km away
Latitude: 10.484436, Longitude: 76.433144