Viralimalai Sanctuaries

Viralimalai is a small town situated 30-kms from Thiruchirapalli and 40-kms from Pudukkottai. ViralimalaiIt is famous for its Murugan temple and the Peacock sanctuary. The town is bestowed with a large number of wild peacocks, which roam around the Murugan temple. The sanctuary is one of the best places to watch peacocks. There are at least six species of peacock pheasants distributed throughout South East Asia, though the Palawan Peacock Pheasant or "Tandikan" (Polyplectron Emphanum) is by far the most spectacularly coloured species of these beautiful birds.

Air - The nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli (30-km).
Rail - Tiruchirapalli junction is a main junction on the southern railway. It connects Chennai, Chidambaram, Madurai, Tuticorin, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Kollam, Rameswaram, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Kochi , Kanyakumari and Mangalore. Pudukkottai is also well connected by rail with the important places within and beyond the state.
Road - There are regular buses from Tiruchirapalli