Viralimalai Wildlife Park in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is a tourist friendly place where travelers are sure to enjoy the history and the natural beauty of the place. viralimalai wildlife sanctuary,viralimalai sanctuary,viralimalai wildlife park tamil nadu,viralimalai wildlife park tour Various well equipped sanctuaries and national parks in the state give the visitors the chance to spot the varied flora and fauna of Tamil Nadu.

Viralimalai Wildlife Park is one of the popular tourist destinations. This wildlife resort is located in the midst of the small village 30 kms away from Thiruchirappalli and 40 kms from Pudukkottai. viralimalai wildlife sanctuary,viralimalai sanctuary,viralimalai wildlife park tamil nadu,viralimalai wildlife park tour The place is famous for its Murugan Temple and the Peacock Sanctuary.

This is the best place to spot peacocks in their natural habitat, roaming freely. There are varieties of peacocks in different colors and species. The local survey says that this sanctuary is the home ground for six species of peacocks from different part of India and south East Asia. viralimalai wildlife sanctuary,viralimalai sanctuary,viralimalai wildlife park tamil nadu,viralimalai wildlife park tour The most attractive among them is the Palawan Peacock Pheasant or ‘Tandikan’ as they impress with their spectacular colors. The number has now risen to 500 and all the birds are scattered over the district of Pudukkottai.

This peacock sanctuary is a must visit place for tourists visiting Chennai. The nearest airport is Thiruchirappalli, which is 30 kms away from the Viralimalai Wildlife Parks. The Thiruchirappalli is the nearest rail junction. This railway junction connects Chennai, Chidambaram, Madurai, Tuticorin, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Kollam, and Rameswaram. Regular buses ply from Thiruchirappalli, Pudukkottai.

The local hotels in Thiruchirappalli and Pudukkottai are the best places to stay in as there is a huge variety of accommodations on offer which allows the tourist to choose according to his budget.

Viralimalai is a small town situated at a distance of 30-kms from Tiruchirapalli and 40-kms from Pudukkottai. It is famous for its Murugan temple and the Peacock sanctuary. The town is bestowed with a large number of wild peacocks, which roam around the Murugan temple.

The sanctuary is one of the best places to watch Peacockpeacocks. There are at least six species of peacock pheasants distributed throughout South East Asia, though the Palawan Peacock Pheasant or "Tandikan" (Polyplectron Emphanum) is by far the most spectacularly coloured of these beautiful birds.

30 km From Tiruchirapalli, this wildlife sanctuary is famous for the Murugan Temple and the Peacock Sanctuary, the abode of Indian National Bird. One can see quite a large number of wild peacocks roaming around the Murugan temple as of to offer their homage to the deity. It is one of the best places to watch peacocks and the lucky ones may even get a chance to see them dancing spreading their colorful feathers to full glory. There are about six species of peacock pheasants spread throughout South East Asia. However, the Palawan Peacock Pheasant or 'Tandikan' are the most colorful of all the species.

Places to stay in Tamilnadu
Accommodation is available at the hotels in Tiruchirapalli and Pudukkottai.

How to Get There
Air : The nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli (30-km).

Rail : Tiruchirapalli junction is a main junction on the southern railway. It connects Chennai, Chidambaram, Madurai, Tuticorin, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Kollam, Rameswaram, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Kochi, Kanyakumari and Mangalore. Pudukkottai is also well connected by rail with the important places within and beyond the state.

Road : There are regular buses from Tiruchirapalli, Pudukkottai and the neighbouring towns to Viralimalai.

More great attractions can be found in the Explore Wildlife in India page.

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