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The Chulanur Peafowl Sanctuary is in Palakkad district of Central Kerala in India.


Chulanur Peafowl Sanctuary

The Chulanur Peafowl (Peacocks) Sancturary is located in the districts of Thrissur and Palakkad. The sanctuary headquarters is at Chulanur at about 8 km from Thiruvilwamala. Chulanur Peafowl Sanctuary is dedicated to the memory of a leading Indian ornithologist, K.K. Neelakantan.


This sanctuary was established in 14 March 1996. It is the only peacock sanctuary in Kerala.


The terrain is undulating with small hillocks and valleys, with occasional rocky outcrops and patches. The average altitude is about 120 m.

Rocky patches of Chulanur Peafowl Sanctuary

Flora and fauna[edit]


The area receives both southwest and northeast monsoons. The average annual percipation is 2200 mm. Dry conditions prevail in the area in summer months due to the hot winds coming through the Palakkad gap.

Get in[edit]

Fees and permits[edit]

Entry is free, but you have to report at the office before enter into the sanctuary.

Get around[edit]


Choolannur Peafowl Sanctuary gate.jpg
  • Butterfly park
  • Medicinal plant garden
  • Chulanur Ayyappankavu
  • Thiruvillwamala Temple







Visitors can find hotel and lodges in Thrissur and Palakkadu city.


One-day nature awareness camps for students and nature clubs are conducted at nature education centre in the sanctuary. Visitors can go around the sanctuary area along the nature trails provided.

For enquiries: Wildlife Warden Peechi Wildlife Division Peechi PIN Code: 680653 Phone: 0487-2699017 email:


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