Peechi – Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary

Constituted during 1958, the sanctuary is situated about 20kms east of Thrissur

Location: 76º 18’ and 76º 28’ East Longitude and 10º 28’ and 10º 38’ . North Latitude.

Area: 125 sq. km.

Year of formation: 1958(GO(MS)871/58/06.08.1958)

Climate: m Temperature varies from 15º to 38ºC. Hottest period is March – April and coolest period is Dec- January.

Topography: Altitude ranging from 45 to 900m . Highest Peak is Ponmudi (923m)

Rainfall: Annual average rainfall is 3000mm.

Drainage: There are numerous streams, flowing over the entire PA, which join the three main rivers Kurumali, Manali, and
Wadakkanchery. There are three vayals in the sanctuary viz, Paingottupadam (10ha), Pathrakkandam (1ha) and
Pothiyadukky (5ha). There are two reservoirs, Peechi and Vazhani formed by construction of two dams across the
Manalippuzha and Vadakkancheripuzha. The total area of the two reservoirs is 14.793 sq. km.

Forest Types: Forest Types include Tropical Ever green Forests, Tropical Semi-evergreen forests, Moist Deciduous forests etc.

Bio diversity: Common tree species are Erythrina indica, Eugenia hemispheria,Dalbergia latifolia, palanquium ellipticum,
Mesua ferrea, Cullenia excelsa, Dipterocarpus indicus, Hopea parviflora, Dysoxylum malabaricum, Cedrella
toona, Bombax ceiba, Syzygium cumini, Largerstroemia lanceolata, Adina cordifolia, Albizzia procera, alstonia
scholaris Dalbergia latifolia, Xylia xylocarpa etc

Newly described flora in the sanctuary are Aglalia malabarica, Phaeanthus malabaricus, Tarenna trichurensis, Cotton pedunculata,
amomum microstephanum, and Orophea uniflora.

There are 39 species of mammals, 176 sp. of birds, 30 species of reptiles,

17 species of amphibians and 40 species of fishes are reported from the sanctuary.

The common forund are Tiger, Leopard, sloth bear, Elephant, sambar, barkingdeer, bonnet macaque, Nilgiri langur, slender loris
porcupine etc.

Approach: By Road –20 km from Thrissur

Nearest Railway Station: Thrissur

Nearest Airport: Nedumbassery - …. Kms.

Accomodation: Dormitory (40beds)

Special Attractions:

Contact Address:
The Wild Life warden,

Peechi Wildlife Division
Peechi. P.O. Thrissur
Phone: 0487 2699017 
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