|The Peechy Wildlife Sanctuary lies 20 kilometers east of Thrissur. The catchment area of the Peechi Dam was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1958. The Peechy Wildlife Sanctuary is part of the lush Palapilli and Nelliampathy forests, and contiguous with the Chimini Sanctuary. The large sanctuary, covering 125 square kilometers, has everything from picture postcard forest trails, a large lake, many kinds of birds and animals, and a high hill with a summit rising to 900 meters. The travel website Kerala Houseboats takes you to the tours of the many wonders of the Peechy Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Peechy Wildlife Sanctuary has more than 50 kinds of orchids, enchanting the visitor with their exotic shapes and colors. The other kinds of plants include teak and rosewood trees, as well as medicinal herbs used by practitioners of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine.
The wildlife includes tigers, leopards, foxes, sambar, barking deer and bison. The herds of elephants at the Peechy Wildlife Sanctuary are also known for their temper, so it is advisable to maintain a safe distance an not irritate them by flashing your cameras too often. The large catchment area of the Peechy Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to many water birds that find their sustenance from the fish in the artificially dammed lakes. The moist, cool soil shelters many varieties of snakes.
The 900-meter Ponmudi Peak is the highest point of Peechy Wildlife Sanctuary. Tourists from the town of Thrissur, as well as Kochy, 98 kilometers away, can be seen thronging the peak to experience the cool climes there.
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