The Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary established in 1938 covers a region of 53 sq. km. on the Western Ghats of south Kerala. The sanctuary is located 50km north to the Thiruvanantapuram city of Kerala. The place is amazing for its thick forest areas, dam site, crystal clear streams and rocky terrain, eucalyptus plantations which are ideal for an adventure expedition.
The sanctuary protects the diverse mammalian fauna which includes leopard, Asian elephant, sambar etc. Malabar grey hornbill, small sunbird, whitebellied Treepie are commonly seen birdlife in the sanctuary. The Peppara dam is the major attraction of the site which is on the tranquil Karamana River. The Kottoor reserve and the Palode reserve also come under the Peppara wildlife sanctuary.