Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary and Peppara dam

Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary near Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. This sanctuary is named after the Peppara dam, which lies within the sanctuary.

Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary as seen from the Peppara dam
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Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary as seen from the Peppara dam

In 1983, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary came into existence. It is spread over an area of 75 square kilometers. It consists of myristica swamps and tropical moist evergreen forests. Karamana River and its tributaries are the main source of water inside the sanctuary.

Tiger, leopard, elephant, sambar (deer), sloth bear, bonnet macaque, Nilgiri tahr, Nilgiri langur, etc, are some of the wild animals found in this wildlife sanctuary.  233 species of birds are also found here. 27 species of fishes are also found here.

Peppara dam is meant to supply drinking water to Thiruvananthapuram city and its suburbs. Peppara dam’s reservoir is spread over 5.82 square kilometers.

How Do I Go to Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary and Peppara Dam?

Thiruvananthapuram  Central Railway station is the nearest railway station at around 44 kilometers from Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary. There are regular buses to Peppara from KSRTC Central Bus Station alias Thampanoor bus station, opposite to Thiruvananthapuram  Central Railway station. Peppara town is on the Thiruvananthapuram РPonmudi Road.

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