Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary
The dense tropical forests of Chimmini, shelter diverse flora and fauna. The dam across the Chimmini river offers a breathtaking view. This picturesque picnic spot is a favourite haunt of the local people. Located in the Mukundapuram Taluk of Thrissur district, Chimmini is only a two-hour drive from Kochi.
The Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary which was established in 1984, lies contiguous with the Peechi-Vazhani sanctuary. The sanctuary is endowed with scenic beauty beyond compare. Living here in joyful abandon are elephants, sambars, gaurs, Malabar squirrels, sloth bears etc. Chimmony wildlife sanctuary located in the Western Ghats, is one of the worlds 25 bio-diversity hot-spots, the haven of innumerable species of endangered plants and animals.
Mammals 39 Species
Birds 160 Species
Reptiles 25 Species
Amphibians 14 Species
Fish 31 Species
The total area of this wild life sanctuary considered as a global mega-diversity zone comprising several local species of living organisms and virgin forestscome to around 85.067 sq km inclusive of the Chimmeney Lake.
Set up in 1984, this sanctuary forms part of the Mukundapuram Taluk of Thrissur District. The distance is 60 km from the Kochi International Airport and 36 km from Thrissur town. It comes under the Peechi Wild Life Division.
The forest department organises trekking and bamboo rafting programmes in and around the sanctuary. But the best of all experiences is the Moonlight Sonata, which involves rafting on full moon lights.
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