Location : 30-km From Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu
: To Watch Peacocks
An Abode of The Indian National Bird
The Viralimalai sanctuary is located in a small town, at a distance of 30-kms from Trichy and 40-kms from Pudukkottai. It is famous for its Murugan temple and the Peacock sanctuary. This scenic town is bestowed with a good number of wild peacocks, which roam around the Murugan temple.
The Viralimalai sanctuary is one of the best places to watch peacocks and 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 colored of these beautiful birds.
How To Get There
Air : The adjacent 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.