Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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The Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala, India. It consists of the catchment area of the Karamana River, which originates from Chemmunjimottai, the tallest hill within the sanctuary. The sanctuary is named after the Peppara Dam, commissioned in 1983 to augment the drinking water supply to Thiruvananthapuram city and suburban areas. Considering the ecological significance of the area, it was declared a sanctuary in 1983. The terrain is undulating with elevation ranging from 100 m to 1717 m. The area of the sanctuary is 75 km2 with tropical moist evergreen forests and myristica swamps. It is part of the Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve. Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary is 44 kilometres (27 mi) by car from the nearest railway station, at Thiruvananthapuram, and 49 kilometres (30 mi) from the Thiruvananthapuram airport.

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  • A wonderful place for a day trip from Trivandrum city. A perfect place to relax yourselves and enjoy a pleasant moment. The entry to the dam is free. The view of Ponmudi hills from the dam is a...  more »
  • Nice Experience with family and Friends, Natures feast for eyes. Pleasant Weather. No Toilet, drinking water facilities  more »
  • Nice place to spend an evening enjoying the beauty of the beaty of the lake and surrounding greeneryAkkulam Lake is the oldest tourist place in Trivandrum. It is located in the outskirts of Trivandrum city. It has a tourist village nearby with pathways for walking. There is a small children’s park and a swimming pool. Boating is the major attraction. Both pedalling and rowing boats are availableA good picnic spot
  • Good place to spend a half day. Refreshing views of the river and a good walk across the dam and through the forest trail.
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