Chulanur Peafowl Sanctuary

Chulanur Peafowl Sanctuary

Choolanur / Chulanur Peafowl Sanctuary is a great picnic spot located in the Palakkad district of Kerala spreads over 500 hectares of land. In fact this district extends from the Choolannur, Peringottukurissi and Thenur areas of Palakkad district and the Thiruvilwamala village in Thrissur district. This sanctuary is established in 2007 in order to protect and conserve peafowl in its natural habitat. Visiting this sanctuary is a wonderful experience as you can watch these birds dancing and moving freely without any fear. Plan a trip to Choolannur Pea Fowl Sanctuary through KSU. Log on to book your taxi to reach this picnic spot in Kerala.


Spread across more than 500 hectares of land, Choolanur / Chulanur Peafowl Sanctuary is a part of the Alathur Forests Range. One of the great features of this destination is that this area receives heavy rainfall during the monsoon months. The sparsely covered forest region of this destination is characterized by rocky terrain. The unique features of this forest range make it an ideal place for the birds to thrive. Just visit this peafowl sanctuary in order to watch the beautiful colors and majestic shades of this bird species. It is certainly a must-visit place for nature lovers and birdwatchers.

One-Of-A-Kind Sanctuary

One can enjoy elegant sight of the peafowl by visiting the Choolanur Peafowl Sanctuary. The major attraction of this picnic spot is peafowl and this sanctuary houses more than 200 birds. Visitors can also watch a wide range of avian species here other than peafowl. You can spot bird species like streak-throated woodpeckers, cuckoos, cuckoo shrikes, mahratta, grey partridges, white-browed bulbuls, white browed fantail, kestrel, pigmy and small minivets. You will be rewarded with the unique sight of so many colorful butterflies during the monsoon season. These beautiful creatures make the entire area blissful and vibrant during the rainy season.


The sparse forest area of Choolanur / Chulanur Peafowl Sanctuary is dominated by small trees and shrubs. So, it is easy for visitors to enter the sanctuary and spot peafowl and enjoy the elegant sight of watching this beautiful bird dancing. You will certainly get delighted to watch these birds spreading their multi-colored tail while dancing. This area is also blessed with some herbal and medicinal plants.


Visitors to the Choolanur Peafowl Sanctuary can indulge in different activities. Even though the main intention of this sanctuary is to watch peafowl and different other bird species, you can enjoy several other activities also here. It is fun and excitement for visitors to take photographs of different birds and the marvelous nature. Many people find it an ideal place for picnicking. It shall be thrilling for people to organize picnic to the outskirts of forests with their family and friends. Bring breakfast and lunch if you plan a trip to this sanctuary but do not throw plastics and other garbage in the forest area. The blissful setting of the sanctuary also makes it perfect to take nature stroll. You will just love the idea of taking a leisurely walk through the wooden trails and enjoy the vividness of the vegetation.

Best Time To Visit Choolanur / Chulanur Peafowl Sanctuary

From October to April is the best time to visit the Choolanur Peafowl Sanctuary. It is wise to avoid monsoon season because this area receives high rainfall make it difficult for the visitors to explore the forest. However, you can watch beautiful butterflies in different colors if you visit this sanctuary during rainy season.

How To Reach Choolanur / Chulanur Peafowl Sanctuary

Home to more than 200 peacocks, the Choolanur Peafowl Sanctuary is located nearly 30 kilometers away from Palakkad Town. Palakkad is the nearest railway station to reach this picnic spot. Those who wish to visit this bird sanctuary can hire taxis or auto rickshaws from Palakkad.

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