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Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Described by famous ornithologist Dr Salim Ali as the “richest bird habitat on Peninsular India”, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary is located just 70 km from famous Kerela city of Cochin. Thattekad Bird Sanctuary Kerala is located on the banks of Periyar River which is the longest water body flowing through this state. Thattekad Bird Sanctuary tours will give the visitors to witness one of the most varied collections of forest birds and water birds at a single destination. Thattekad Bird Sanctuary Kerala is also known as Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. This sanctuary covers the area of just about 25 sq km.
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Attractions in Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
The fragrant forest trail marked by the presence of sandalwood, teli, rosewood, teak and other flora is worth the visit to Thattekad Bird Sanctuary. As you venture inside this evergreen forest during your Thattekad Bird Sanctuary tours you would be greeted by the sounds of varied aerial kings and queens of the jungle. More than 200 types of birds could be spotted in Thattekad Bird Sanctuary Kerala along with mammal species like elephants, sloth bear, procupines, leopards etc.
Flora & Fauna to explore in Thattekad Bird Sanctuary Kerala
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary Keralais made up of tropical evergreen/ semi-green and deciduous forests. This fragrant forest is vibrant with the sounds of numerous birds like cuckoo, jungle nightjar, Malabar trogon, robin, darter, sparrow, robin, darter and jungle babbler. You can also spot rare birds like sun bird, fairy blue bird, grey hornbill, grey head fishing eagle, crimson throated barbet during Thattekad Bird Sanctuary tours. Thattekad Bird Sanctuary Kerala is also home to various mammal species.
Tourist Places to Visit Near Thattekad Bird Sanctuary Kerala
You should also include a stopover to numerous other Kerela attractions like Alleppey, Backwater Boat Cruises, Cardomom Hills while you book your Thattekad Bird Sanctuary tours. Other unique places to visit besides backwater in Kerela includes Madurai, Kochi and Periyar Tiger Reserve
Where to Stay in Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
During your Thattekad Bird Sanctuary tours you can stay put at three storied watch tower that is located inside the reserve. There are numerous lodges, a forest guesthouse and star hotels in Kothamangalam that can be booked for accommodation during Thattekad Bird Sanctuary visit.
How to Reach Thattekad Bird Sanctuary India
Air :Chennai and Bangalore are the nearest international airport while Cochin is the closest domestic airport
Rail: Aluva is the nearest railway station located 48 km away
Road: Thattekad Bird Sanctuary can be reached by catching buses from kothamangalam located just 14 km from the wildlife reserve
Best Time to Visit Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
The best time to visit Thattekad Bird Sanctuary Kerala is from March to September.