Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Thattekad

#4 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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  • I heard lot about this place which drove me there. Had been there at end of January 2020. Thattekad (Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary) is a brilliant place for both Bird Watchers and Bird Photographers...  more »
  • This bird sanctuary is great for both serious birders, and people who simply like nature. There is a great variety of species here, and some great scenery. I would advise going with a guide. There...  more »
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