Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Kothamangalam

#14 of 34 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 ornithologists, 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 the Periyar River, the longest river in Kerala.
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  • This is truely awful. In 2020 animals should not be kept in cages. To see two majestic peacocks in a cage was bad enough, but then to see a monkey alone in a small cage was heartbreaking. He held on.....  more »
  • Love the place. Hot and humid, just as the birds love it. We saw over 130 species of birds. Its a bird watchers paradise. The place is clean, little garbage near the towns, but the forests are clean.....  more »
  • Thattekkad bird sanctuary is a bird sanctuary with variety species of bird's from all over the world. It's known as Dr. Salim Ali, a famous Indian ornithologist. The entry fee is ₹20. The fresh air will make you feel very energetic. The bird sanctuary is under the Forest department of Kerala. Lots of people's from other countries are coming to watch & take pictures of the birds.
  • This is the second time I'm visiting this place. Took home some wonderful memories and lovely pictures. Had such an awesome day with mother nature. I must say that those who are having hectic work schedules must find some time to come here and refresh their minds. For a balanced life, one should do it once in every six months. I highly recommend this place for a local Ernakulam family as this gives immense peace of mind.

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