Viralimalai Sanctuary

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Location: 30-km From Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu
Best Place: To Watch Peacocks

Peacock in Viralimalai Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu
An Abode Of The Indian National Bird
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 peacocks. 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.


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.


Accommodation is available at the hotels in Tiruchirapalli and Pudukkottai.

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