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Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary
About Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary

Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the in the western valley of Nelliampathy in the Mukundapuram taluk, the Thrissur district. Some part of this sanctuary is located near the Peechi Vazhani sanctuary and the rest of the part is located near the Parambikulam sancturary. An artificial lake has been formed here by the dam across the Chimmini River. The sanctuary was established in 1984 and occupies the watershed areas of the Kunumali and Mupliyam rivers and is encircled by the hills. This wildlife sanctuary covers an area of 75 square km and the lake covers an area of 10 square km. The vegetation here comprises of the evergreen forests, semi evergreen forests and the leaf shedding trees. The highest point, the Punda peak (1116 m) is located on the eastern side of the sanctuary.
Wildlife attractions in the Sanctuary
Some of the wildlife animals found in this sanctuary are the Leopard, elephant, bear, wild pig, wild bison, tiger etc. 

Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary Map
How to reach here:
By Air:
The nearest airport is located at Kochi (Cochin) which is about 50 kms.

By Rail:
The nearest railway station is located at Thrissur, about 35 kms. 

By Road:
This wildlife sanctuary can be easily reached by Amballoor (12 km), located on the Ernakulam Thrissur road. 

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