PALAKKAD: The first exclusive sanctuary for the national bird of the country will be inaugurated by Minister for Forest Benoy Viswom on Friday. Pea Fowl Sanctuary is located in Chulannur in the Alathur forest range, 25 kms. from Palakkad town.
An area of 485 hectares of vested forest in the villages of Peringottukurissi, Chulannur, and Thenur in Palakkad district, and the Thiruvilwamala-1 village in Thrissur district forms the sanctuary.
The area had a large number of peacocks that attracted tourists and bird watchers even before the proposal for the sanctuary was mooted.