One of the biggest clay dams built in Kerala, Vazhani Dam in Thrissur district is a perfect place to spend a day with our family or friends, soaking in the beauty of serene surroundings.
Constructed in 1962, the dam is built with mud and is an earthen dam like Banasura Sagar Dam. Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the catchment area of Vazhani Dams.
Located about 15 km from Thrissur, the dam offers a splendid view of the reservoir, mountains and forest. A striking feature of the surroundings is the ethereal silence pervading the place. As we laze along the banks of the lake or through its lush garden a sense of calmness envelops us. If we get on to the hanging bridge, we can imbibe the surroundings from a vantage point. The picturesque settings on either side of the lake lend a serene mood to even the most troubled minds.
A well-maintained garden is located near the dam. The garden is a great place to spend some quality time irrespective of age.
There's a food court located within the premises of Vazhani Dam, dishing out snacks, tea/coffee, ice cream, juice etc. to visitors.
Attractions are not ending here. The dam and its surroundings have some of its well-kept secrets inside the woods. While nature lovers and adventurers plod through other trekking sites in the state, the ones Vazhani hide inside are virgin lands, yet to be explored fully to understand their potential.
Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary offers four trekking trails, namely Moodal Hill Hiking (8 km), Dam Valley (6 km), Bison Trail (3 km) and Elephant Saga (2 km). The trekking trails let us explore the hidden beauty of nature.
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport, about 70 km | Calicut International Airport, about 100 km
Nearest Railway Station: Wadakkanchery, about 10 km
Nearest Bus Station: Thrissur KSRTC Bus Stand, about 25 km
Wildlife Warden, Peechi
Ph: +91 487 2699017, +91 85476 03470