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Peppara Travel Guide

Located 50 km north- eastwards Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum- the capital of the south Indian state of Kerala, the Peppara wildlife sanctuary is home to a variety of animal and bird species. This sanctuary is also home 13 Adivasi tribes who reside inside the premises of the park. Composing the catchment area of the Peppara dam across the river Karamanar, it has a lot of ecological significance. A part of the Paruthippally range, thiswildlife sanctuary forms a part of the Palode reserve.

Lying on the outskirts of the capital city, the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of 53 sq. km. on the Western Ghats and was established in 1983. The place is fascinating for its damsite, thick forest areas, crystal clear streams and rocky terrains ideal for adventure expeditions.

Special Attractions - Trekking to various forest area like Bonafalls, Vazahuvanthole waterfalls, Kalarkad waterfalls and a visit to the tribal settlement areas along with wildlife spotting

Altitude: 100 meters to 1717 meters above sea level

How To Reach Peppara

By Air

The nearest airport to the wildlife is located in Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum which is located at a distance of around 55 km.

By Train

The nearest railhead is at Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station, about 50 km away.

By Road

The Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary is close to Thiruvananthapuram by road, which is located at a distance of around 44km. Buses are available from Thampanoor Bus Station. You can also get aboard a bus from Vithura (14 km) or Nedumangad (30 km).

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