Another well-known wildlife sanctuary in Tamilnadu, Viralimalai is adorned with greenish meadows dotted with evergreen trees and undulating forests. Renowned for housing a number of species of Peacocks, which is a key reason to attract a larger chunk of tourists round the year, the sanctuary is settled in a small town which is around 30 km away from Trichy and 40 km from Pudukkottai. One can spot a large number of wild peacocks of different species and assorted colours roaming freely around the sanctuary. By far, the Palawan Peacock Pheasant or Tandikan is the most exotic and loved peacock in the sanctuary. Moreover, there is also a famous Murugan Temple on the top of a small hillock in Viralimalai. In order to reach this temple, one needs to ascend 210 steps. If you really want to spend quality good time with your family, then a visit to Viralimalai Sanctuary is must on your Tamil Nadu holidays.
Best Time to Visit
The months from October to April are considered as the best time to visit Viralimalai Sanctuary as during these months the weather remains all pleasant and in favour of tourists. However, one can also visit this place during the monsoon season to see the peacocks tapping their feet in the rain.
Where to Stay?
Viralimalai Sanctuary does not have its own guest houses. Nevertheless, Trichy (30 km approx) and Pudukkottai (42 km approx) boasts all ranges of hotels and resorts for the tourists.