Peechi – Vazhani Sanctuary kerala
Peechi Vazhani Sanctuary in Kerala beckons wildlife lovers and nature observers to get immerse in serenity and glory of its forested areas. Endowed with semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests, the sanctuary lies in the drainage basin of the Peechi and Vazhni dams in the district of Trichur.
Peechi Vazhani Sanctuary in Kerala was established in 1958. As you travel to Peechi Vazhani Sanctuary Kerala, explore varied species of flora and fauna. This sanctuary is a home to more than 50 varieties of orchids, teak, rosewood and medicinal flora. The Peechi Vazhani Sanctuary offers a rich variety of rare plants and animals.
Besides a wide variety of plants, tourists can also spot tigers, leopards, sambar, wild dogs, barking deer, spotted deer, elk, the bison, elephant and many more species of wild animals. Covering an area of 125 sq km, this wildlife reserve has around 60 species of birds and 10 species of snakes. Put on your trekking shoes. A 923 m high Ponmudi is a highest peak. An exhausting trek of this peak is worth taking to see a picturesque view of the sanctuary.
Visitors can indulge themselves in boating, trekking, photography, picnicking and bird watching. The nearest airport from Peechi Vazhani Sanctuary is in Kochi, around 98 kms while the nearest railway station is 23 km away at Thrissur. The main attractions that entice tourists to travel to Peechi Vazhani Sanctuary Kerala are Tigers and Leopards.