Peechi Wildlife Sanctuary is an extension of the soothing locales of the town of Peechi. It encompasses the forests of Palallilli and the Nelliampathy forests and spans about 125 sq km. Till the 19th century, the area was under private propriety. It was only in 1958 that it was deemed a sanctuary.
About 23 km from Thrissur, this sanctuary is visited for more its lush green forests than for a wildlife safari. Also recommended is a boat ride in the reservoir, which may also yield a lucky sighting of an elephant on the banks! The town is well connected to Thrissur; a number of private buses are available to and from Peechi.