Chimmini Wild Life Sanctuary in Thrissur, Kerala
Chimmini Wild Life Sanctuary is one of the eco-tourism project of Kerala Tourism. Chimmini Wild Life Sanctuary is located at Mukundapuram Taluk of Thrissur District of Kerala state, in India. It is on the Western slopes of the Nelliyampathi hills. It is located along with the neighboring Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary and lies just west of Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary. The Chimmony river and its tributaries in the forests which are tropical evergreen, semi-evergreen forest and the moist deciduous forests, gives an attraction to the trucking ways of chimmini.
Attractions in Chimmini Wild Life Sanctuary
There are so many birds and butterflies here, so this is the most suitable place for trekking and camping. The second largest butterfly in the western ghats- Southern Bird Wing is occur here. The other attractions are lion-tailed macaque(Simhavalan Kurangu). The sanctuary also offers trekking paths for the adventure traveller. Kerala Forest department is the organizer of Trekking here. You can choose trekking for one day, for half day and for 3 hours. There is also journey through bamboo rafts(Mulam Changadam). There are facilities for bamboo rafts which longs for from 2 hours to 1 day. The most interesting one is the bamboo raft with seeing full moon. The bamboo raft journey temporarily discontinued after Thekkady Boat Tragedy. There is also tent Camping in forest which is also known as eco camping. There are two types of camping here: 1500 rs/- for one person and 2,500 Rs- for one person.
Location of Chimmini Wild Life Sanctuary
Thrissur District, Varantharappilly village, Mukuntdapuram Thaloook.
Altitude ranges from 40m at the dam site to 1,116 m above sea level. The highest point is Punda Peak on the eastern side.
How to Reach Chimmini Wild Life Sanctuary
By Road:25 km via Varantharappilly, Palappilly from Amballur Junction on Kochi-Thrissur NH-47 route.
By Rail : Thrissur (37km)
By Air: Kochi(50km)
Best Season to reach Chimminy wildlife sanctuary
The season between December and April is the best to reach Chimminy wildlife sanctuary.
Contact Details of Chimmini Wild Life Sanctuary
Peechi Wild life Sanctuary - Ph: 0487-2699017
DTPC, Thrissur Ph:0487-2320800
himmini Range Office: 0480-2766972
Chimmini Forest Station: 0480-3209234
Where to stay and Accomodation available at Chimmini Wild Life Sanctuary
Inspection Bangalow near the chimmini dam site. Three rooms and dormitory facilities are there. Rs.600 is for one room(Two Person) and Rs. 80 per head for doormitory(40 bed)
Nearby Attractions in Chimmini Wild Life Sanctuary
Athirappilli waterfalls -50km
Vazhachal waterfalls- 55 km
Peechi Dam- 55 km
Vazhani- 62 km
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It is on the Western slopes of the Nelliyampathi hills. It is located along with the neighboring Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary and lies just west of Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary. The Chimmony river and its tributaries in the forests .There are facilities for bamboo rafts which longs for from 2 hours to 1 day. The most interesting one is the bamboo raft with seeing full moon.