Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary
Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary is on the Thiruvnanthapuram-Ponmudi road and is is accessible from Vithurai. The sanctuary is rich with a wide variety of birds like the Darter, Little Cormorant, Pied Kingfisher and Egret, and is fast emerging as a big attraction for wildlife enthusiasts. There are small hillocks and eucalyputus plantations. The most common animals found in Peppara are elephants, sambar, leopards, lions, the barking deer, wild boars, tigers, panthers, wild dogs, the Malabar squirrels, lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri langur, king cobras and pythons.
The catchment area of Peppara dam across the river Karamana was declared a sanctuary in 1983. Accessible from Vithurai, the sanctuary has 13 tribal settlements.
Reaching Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary: The nearest airport is at Thiruvananthapuram (55 km away) while the nearest railhead is also at Thiruvananthapuram.
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