Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Kothamangalam

#1 of 6 in Parks in Ernakulam District
The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, covering an area of barely 25 km2, and located about 12 km from Kothamangalam (Kerala state, India), was the first bird sanctuary in Kerala. Salim Ali, one of the best known ornithologist described this sanctuary as the richest bird habitat on peninsular India. Thattekkad literally means flat forest, and the region is an evergreen low-land forest located between the branches of Periyar River, the longest river in Kerala.
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  • September 13, 2017
    The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, covering an area of barely 25 km2, and located about 12 km from Kothamangalam (Kerala state, India), was the first bird sanctuary in Kerala. Salim Ali, one of the best k...  more »
  • June 20, 2017
    The birds we can see depends upon season. But sometimes , it will be eye-catching experience having wide varietyof birds. There is keralite restaurant offering foods. The natural beauty is excellent a...  more »
  • June 7, 2017
    Absolutely fabulous!!! Finally got to spot the Grey-headed Bulbul inside the sanctuary. Entry is only Rs 50.  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    It is a paradise for birds. People who loves nature must visit this place. The Flora and fauna is so vast here. A small town,loving people,good food and above all the calm forest roads, flowing streams, birds chirping, tiny creatures and greens spreaded over at the foothills of Western ghats is worth of visiting many times..and more.
  • August 16, 2017
    This place has the richest avian biodiversity in the state and even one in the country as well. Spot on for serious birdwatchers. Picnic spot for casual travellers and families.
  • August 21, 2017
    Forest. You will find rare species birds here. Boating is available on the availability of water on Periyar river. Guides are available to take you to a tour. Entry tickets are very cheap. Butterfly park will ne so good. There is an canteen inside. Binoculars and Camera with good lens are recommended. It's easily reachable by bus. Some tourist packages are also there.
  • April 28, 2017
    A great place for bird watchers, for weekend outing or camping. It's a blend of nature and farming crops and the place is blessed by the richness of river Periyar which can be considered as the mother of Thattekad. Though the place is inhibited, it's wilderness is still preserved to its peak and thus making the place one of the best picturesque locations in Kerala. It's a good place for cycling, hiking or trekking and it also attract adventure lovers, "peace makers" and couples as well. These few words will never satisfy a person who wants to write about Thattekad, but without doubt anyone can simply mention that this is "The best place in Kerala for bird watchers and photographers!!!"
  • March 27, 2017
    We (me and 2 of my friends) visited Thattekad Bird Sanctuary last week of March 2017. Our primary Objective was to see and photograph as many birds we can. Even tough we have chosen kind of off-season to visit, we were not disappointed at all. We captured many colorful birds we haven't see before. Place is awesome and a paradise for bird/nature lovers & photographers alike. We already have plan to visit again during peak season (Dec-Feb).

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