BY TTT NEWS NETWORK
ERNAKULAM, 26 FEBRUARY 2023:
Located on the banks of the Periyar river, Haritha Biopark at Panamkuzhy, Perumbavoor, in Ernakulam district is home to a diverse collection of ornamental chickens, fishes, foreign birds and a host of plants and trees.
Launched in 2015, the bio-park lies near the famous tourist places Kodanad Elephant Centre and Paniyeli Poru.
A good collection of ornamental fish, including arapaima and alligator gar fish, are housed in the green campus. Black Hen, Italian Bantam, American Silkie Chicken, Japanese Onagadori Kochi Bantam, Silver Lace, White Quail, Emu, Flying ducks, Vatha, Turkey, Ducks and Kalkkuna are some of the unique attractions here. The liveliness of golden pheasant, African love birds, parrots and white gentle rabbits are a pleasant sight in the park, which is the brainchild of farmer and entreprenuer T. R Rajappan.
Fruit-bearing trees and plants are also part of the campus. Giant passion fruit, dragon fruit, Mangosteen, Poolasan, Rambutan, Jackfruit, Mango and guava trees are some wonderful collections on the campus shaded by tall trees.
The artificial forest spread across 1 acre also has a children’s park and visitors can go for fishing as well as buy fruits and plants from the bio park.
Timings: 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
Nearest Railway Station: Angamaly, about 25 km
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport, about 25 km
Nearest Bus Stand: Angamaly KSRTC Bus Stand, about 22 km