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Peechi is a village located 23km away from Thrissur. Peechi is well known for Peechi Dam. This dam project started as an irrigation project, offers boating facilities at the reservoir. Peechi is a fascinating picnic spot.
Places to visit:
The Peechi Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most picturesque national parks in Kerala, India. Situated in the catchments areas of Peechi and Vazhani dams in Trichur District of Kerala, Peechi is a veritable treasure trove of rare flora and fauna. Spreading over an area of approx. 125 sq km, the Peechi Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a National Park in 1958 to protect and preserve its natural richness.
The topography of the Peechi Wildlife Sanctuary consists of enchanting lush green plains and hills. The vegetation of Peechi chiefly comprises of dense moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests with over 50 species of orchids and innumerable varieties of medicinal plants.
The Peechi Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala is home to an exciting variety of wildlife, which includes about 25 species of mammals, over 60 species of birds and 10 species of reptiles and snakes.
The Peechi Wildlife Sanctuary provides its visitors an excellent opportunity to see Tigers, Elephants, Leopards, Wild Dogs, Sambars, Bison and Barking Deer in their own natural habitat. The spectacular view of freely roaming herds of spotted deer offers an unforgettable experience to visitors.
You can also enjoy exciting boat cruising on the lake or take a memorable nature trekking in the lush forests of the sanctuary.
The sanctuary is also home to more than 50 species of orchids and medicinal plants. It is a refuge for the adventure seeker and the wildlife watcher.
The reservoir at Peechi offers boating facilities to the visitors. The catchment area of the Peechi and Vazhani dams is a part of the sanctuary.
Taking a visit to Peechi and exploiting the beauty of nature will always be a memorizing experience.
Nearby places to visit:
The Shakthan Thampuran Palace: This palace is also known as Vadakkekara Palace was constructed by the great ruler of Cochin, Shakthan Thampuran and rebuilt in 1795 by Sri. Ramavarma Thampuran. The style of architecture bears considerable Dutch influences.
The Church of Our Lady of Dolors: The Church of Our Lady of Dolours is the biggest and tallest church in Asia, situated in the heart of the city of Thrissur. It is famous for the construction in its Gothic style architecture.
The Archeological & Art Museum: This museum at Thrissur is a depository of graceful stone sculptures, antique jewelry and intricately carved wooden handicrafts.
Zoological Park: This Zoo situated 2 km away from Thrissur town. Thrissur Zoo houses a number of wildlife animals and attracts locals and tourists alike.
Kerala Sahitya Academy: Kerala Sahitya Academy is built in collaboration with the Kendra Sahitya Academy in New Delhi aims at encouraging Malayalam language and promoting its literature especially to the younger generations.
Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy: Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy was established in 1962 as an attempt to promote the performing and fine arts of the state which had fallen into a decline.
Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy: Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy in Thrissur was established to promote dance, theater and music in Kerala. Thanks to its efforts Thrissur can now boast of a theatre with all modern amenities.
Vilangan Kunnu: Vilangan Kunnu in Thrissur is a recreational center and a picnic spot where various amusement devices for children have been constructed.
Vadakkumnathan Temple: One of the oldest temples in the State, the Vadakkumnathan temple is a classical example of the Kerala style of architecture and has many decorative murals and pieces of art. This is the venue of the world famous Pooram festival celebrated annually in April-May. The fireworks at the Pooram are a spectacular sight. Non-Hindus are not allowed entry into the temple.
Christian Divine Retreat Centers: They are located at Muringoor and Potta near Chalakudi, on the Kochi - Thrissur route.
Guruvayoor (29 km west of Thrissur): Guruvayoor is one of the most sacred and important pilgrim centres of Kerala. Its main attraction is the Sree Krishna temple.
How to get there:
Nearest Airport: Nearest airport is at Kochi which is about 98 km.
Nearest Railhead: Nearest railway station is at Thrissur which is about 23 km.
By road: Peechi is well connected through roads.
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