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QUICK FACTS
Location: Ernakulam district, South Kerala.
Famous for: Bird Sanctuary.
Weather:
Summer(March to May): 20°C to 32°C.
Winter (December to February): 17°C to 31°C.
Monsoon (June to September): Gets heavy rainfall. 
STD CODE : 0485
BEST TIME TO VISIT : October to March.
NEAR BY THATTEKAD BIRD SANCTUARY
TRAVEL IN THATTEKAD BIRD SANCTUARY SHOW MAP

The Thattekad Bird Sanctuary is located in the Kothamangalam Taluk of Ernakulam district (north-east of Kochi) on the northern bank of the Periyar River. An area of about 25 km covered with deciduous forests and plantation of rosewood, teak etc is one of the important bird sanctuaries of India. The literal meaning of Thattekad is flat forest, the region is an evergreen low-land forest and is located between the branchesof Periyar River , the longest river in Kerala.

Designed by a famous ornithologist, Dr Salim Ali, the Thattekad bird sanctuary is home to a large number of (bird species over 250) bird species, around 28 species of animals and nine varieties of reptiles. Rare birds like the Crimson-Throated Barbet, Bee-eater, Sunbird, Shrike, Black winged Kite, and the Night Heron are also commonly sighted here. Also called The Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, this bird sanctuary was described by Dr. Ali as the richest bird habitat in peninsular India comparable only with eastern Himalayas. The bird sanctuary is rich in teak and mahogany plantation.

MUST SEE IN THATTEKAD BIRD SANCTUARY

Wildlife Species in the Park:

Mammals- Leopard, Bear, Porcupine Etc. The Elephant Is An Occasional Visitor.

Birds- Indian Roller, Cukoo, Common Snipe, Crow Pheasant, Jungle Nightjar, Kite, Grey Drongo, Malabar Trogon, Woodpecker, Large Pied Wagtail, Baya Sparrow, Grey Jungle Fowl, Indian Hill Myna, Robin, Jungle Babbler And Darter.

Reptiles- Python, Cobra etc.

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MUST DO IN THATTEKAD BIRD SANCTUARY

Go for bird watching, Mountain Biking, Trekking, Jeep Safari and elephant training centre visit. Trek through the Thattekkad sanctuary and the Periyar River which flows by the rain forest.

REACH THATTEKAD BIRD SANCTUARY
AIR

The nearest airport is at Nedumbassery, Kochi, 71 km.

Nearest international Airport- Chennai & Bangalore. 

RAIL

Aluva is the nearest railway station, 48 km.

ROAD

By road, it can be reached by buses that ply from Kothamangalam to Thattekad. Kothamangalam is well connected by buses to Ernakulam.

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