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Peechi Dam, Thrissur Overview

Peechi Dam lies at a distance of 23 km from Thrissur. The dam is the main irrigation project of this town of Kerala. It is a very famous attraction, and visitors come here now and then for the fantastic picnic spot it serves as and for the boating facilities which are offered at this reservoir. One can also come across Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary here which is a must-visit place for the nature-lovers. The dam is constructed across the Manali River.

The dam is spread across an area of 3200 acres. When it was completely built in 1957, it could irrigate up to 17555 Ha of land present in Mukundapuram, Thrissur, Thalappally and Chavakkad Taluk. Peechi Dam also supplies drinking water to the town of Thrissur.

Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary situated near the dam is worth paying a visit. It was built in 1958 and covers an area of 125 square km. It is home to a variety of flora and fauna. Ponmudi with a height of about 923 m is the highest peak in the sanctuary and experiences an average rainfall of about 3000 mm.

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History of Peechi Dam

Peechi Dam was designed by the first Prime Minister of the independent state of Kochi at that time, E Ikkanda Warrier. Before this dam began to be built, it faced a lot of opposition cutting across the river. However, since the engineers in Kerala were against the existence of the dam, Warrier brought in a chief engineer from Andhra Pradesh who was retired. The dam got completed in the year 1957. The project was a huge success and helped the public in numerous ways.

Tips For Visiting Peechi Dam

1. The best time to visit the Peechi Dam is during the months of October to March.

2. It should also be noted that cameras are not allowed inside. One must also carry a bag full of snacks and some water bottles.

How To Reach Peechi Dam

Peechi Dam is located at a distance of 23 km from Thrissur. The most convenient way of travelling is to hire a taxi from Thrissur. Alternatively, buses also run regularly from Thrissur to Peechi Dam. 

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