Chimmini

Chimmini wildlife sanctuary is located near the Nelliampathy in Thrissur district. It was established in the year 1984 and part of this lies near to the Peechi-Vazhani wildlife sanctuary and the next part lies near the Parambikulam sanctuary. The forest types include tropical evergreen, semi evergreen and moist deciduous forests. This area is ideal for both wildlife and plants.

Ecotourism Activities

The nature lovers and bird watchers get a great opportunity to enjoy them while trekking in the wilderness of Chimmini. There are about 160 different species of birds. if lucky one can get a glance of the Southern Birdwing which is the largest butterfly in India, the Blue Mormon which is the second largest butterfly of Western Ghats or the Atlas Moth which is the largest in the world. Some of the animals found here include lion tailed macaque, tiger etc.

Some of the ecotourism activities are

Trekking trail that are organized by the Forest Department. It may be half day trip or one day trip.
Bamboo Rafting – One cam explore the river by going for bamboo rafting and the most exciting is the bamboo rafting on a moon lit night called as the Moonlight Sonata.

 


Town:
Only 25 km from Amballur junction on the Kochi-Thrissur NH-47 route.
Airport:
The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, 50 km away.
Railway Station:
Nearest railhead is at Thrissur, 37 km away.
District:
Thrissur
Longitude:
10.430068
Latitude:
76.490588

Tourist Place to Visit in Thrissur District, Kerala