Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Thiruvananthapuram

The Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of 53 sq. km. on the Western Ghats and was established in 1938. The place is fascinating for its damsite, thick forest areas, crystal clear streams and rocky terrains ideal for adventure expeditions.

The sanctuary has a rich population of mammalian fauna and is emerging as a big attraction to wildlife enthusiasts and ornithologists. Asian elephant, sambar, leopard, lion-tailed macaque, can be seen here. Birdlife includes the endemics like Malabar Grey Hornbill, Whitebellied Treepie, Small Sunbird, etc. Forest types include West coast tropical evergreen, Southen hilltop tropical evergreen, West cast semi-evergreen,
Southern moist mixed deciduous forest, Myristica swamp forest, sub-montane hill valley swamp forest etc. Special Attractions: Trekking to forest area – Bonafalls, Vazahuvanthole water falls, Kalarkad waterfalls, visit to settlement areas etc.

Best season to visit: January to March

Thiruvananthapuram – 44km
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 49 km from the sanctuary.
Railway Station:
Thiruvananthapuram, about 44 km from the sanctuary.

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