The shortage of water for irrigation and other industrial exigencies resulted in the construction of the Peenchi Dam. What started as an irrigation project has now burgeoned into a popular picnic spot endowed with boating facilities in the reservoir. Tourists holidaying in Thrissur drive down to the Peenchi Dam for a weekend getaway and have a wonderful time picnicking in the serene beauty of the panoramic vistas and cruising down the meandering river. It is indeed a lifetime experience to go for a boating spree in the river and exploring the surrounding locales. The enjoyment quotient of the trip of trip is augmented when the tourists occasionally catch a glimpse of a stray elephant from the nearby wildlife sanctuary stop by to drink water from the reservoir.
Tourists can catch any of the private buses that ply passengers to and from Thrissur. The dam is built across the Manali River and is endowed with an immense catchment area that stretches across an expanse of nearly 3200 acres. The colorful and beautifully tended botanical gardens as well as the rippling fountains accentuate the beauty of the place. The Peechi Wildlife Sanctuary, located a mere 15 km away from Thrissur is also a big draw with the tourists.
Last Updated on 15/06/2013