An Abode Of The Indian National Bird
Viralimalai is a small town situated at a distance of 30-kms from
Tiruchirapalli and 40-kms from Pudukkottai. It 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 of these
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