There are few more pleasing treats to the eyes than the sight of a peacock spreading its feathers and dancing in joy. The delight is even more bright when you get to see that in the backdrop of a lush green forest with plenty of greenery around. It is this stunning visual feast that Mayiladumpara has in offer for you. Also known as the Choolannur Pea Fowl Sanctuary, Mayiladumpara is unique in that it is a sanctuary exclusively for peacocks. Situated at Nedungathupara in Palakkad district, Mayiladumpara is a haven for peacocks to live, thrive and flourish.
The word Mayiladumpara translates into ‘the rock where peacocks dance’; and for sure, Mayiladumpara won’t disappoint you when it comes to seeing one of the most beautiful birds on Earth rejoicing in their natural environment. The 500 - hectare sanctuary is located inside the forest area and one has to take a trek through the dense jungle to reach the spot. Once you reach here, you will be greeted by the picturesque sight of hundreds of peacocks roaming around freely. Dawn and dusk are the best visiting times in Mayiladumpara and if you are a shutterbug, you will for sure be able to capture some splendid photographs.
All days: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM