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Peechi





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Peechi is a village situated 22 km away from Trichur town in Kerala, India, and is famous for its dam and wild life sanctuary. Kerala Forest Research Institute(KFRI) situated in the this village. Peechi dam was constructed primarily to cater the drinking water needs of the population of Thrissur town. In addition it also serves as an irrigation dam, reaching out to the paddy fields in and around Thrissur.

Although devoid of visitors on most of the times of the year, the monsoon season often put the place on the tourist map, mainly for the majestic views offered by the open shutters of the fully filled reservoir. Peechi is well known for Peechi dam, located 23km from Thrissur. This dam project started as an irrigation project, offers boating facilities at the reservoir. Peechi is a fascinating picnic spot.

Boating is permitted in the reservoir and on lucky days one can see wild tuskers on the forested banks, part of which forms a wildlife sanctuary .There are frequent private buses from Thrissur. Built across the Manali River, the dam is a vast catchments area of nearly 3200 acres with extensive botanical gardens and cascading fountains offer numerous inviting avenues for tourists.

One can see tuskers on the bank of this reservoir Peechi Wildlife Sanctuary, established in 1958 has got 125Sq.Km area and Peechi is only 15 Km from Thrissur. The Peechi-Vazhani Sanctuary has dense, moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests is located in the catchments area of the Peechi and Vazhani dams. With more than 50 species of orchids and medicinal plants, the sanctuary is a veritable treasure trove of rare flora and fauna.

The place is congenial for boating and trekking. The natural habitat at Peechi-Vazhani Sanctuary is frequented by Tigers, Leopards and Wild Dogs, besides the Sambar and the Spotted and Barking deer.
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