Also famous by the name of Salim Ali bird sanctuary the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary came into existence in 1983. It is the richest bird habitat in peninsular India located in the Kothamangalam Taluk of Ernakulam district on the northern bank of Periyar River. Its close vicinity to the Munnar makes it one of the most visited bird sanctuary. It attracts the nature lovers especially the bird watchers in droves. Now a day much of the forest area has been diverted and cultivated into teak and Mahogany plantations but what ever the land is left it offer the glimpses of spectacular bird diversity.
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary has wide array of animals that include 34 species of mammals, 270 species of birds, 30 species of reptiles, 15 species of amphibians and 47 species of fishes. The vegetation in this area consists of tropical evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests and plantations of teak, rosewood, mahogany etc,
Best time to visit Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Best time to visit Thattekand Bird sanctuary is from September to March.
Major attractions of Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Visitors at the bird sanctuary can indulge in varities of fun filled activities like nature walks, bird watching, fishing, photography etc in their leisure time.
How to reach Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
By Air:- Cochin International airport at Nedumbassery, Ernakulam District is the nearest airport to the bird sanctuary which is located at a distance of 43.6 km from it.
By Rail:- The nearest railway station to the sanctuary is Aluva which is located at a distance of 48 km from Thattekad Bird Sanctuary.
By Road:- The sanctuary is 13 km north-east of Kothamangalam along the Pooyamkutti road. Regular buses are available towards the sanctuary.
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Kerala Wildlife sanctuaries
|Peppara Wildlife sanctuary||Neyyar Wildlife sanctuary|
|Shenduruni Wildlife sanctuary||Periyar Wildlife sanctuary|
|Idduki Wildlife sanctuary||Chinnar Wildlife sanctuary|
|Parambikulam Wildlife sanctuary||Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary|
|Waynad Wildlife sanctuary||Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary|
|Thattekad Bird Sanctuary||Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary|
|Silent Valley National Park||Eravikulam National Park|