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Thattekkadu Bird Sanctuary

Salim Ali Bird sanctuary , Thattekkadu

Salim Ali Bird sanctuary commonly known as Thattekkadu bird sanctuary in the village of Kuttambuzha in Kothamangalam Taluk on the northern banks of the Periyar river is at a distance of 58kms from Kochi. Established in 1983, the sanctuary is Kerala's first officially recognised bird sanctuary. Sprawling over an area of 25sq.km, the lush green sanctuary at an altitude of 35-523m above sea level, is home to 500 species of exotic birds including the rarest species like Crimson-Throated Barbet, Bee-eater, Sunbird, Shrike, Pariah Kite etc. It also has extensive plantations of teak, rosewood, mahogany etc. There is a demonstration plot for medicinal plants, Bird research centre, Interpretation center and a refuge for deers towards the entrance of the sanctuary. One can go through the sancturary and can also enjoy the boating through Periyar. The best time to visit the sanctuary is from September to June.

Contact : 
The Assistant Wildlife Warden,
Thattekkadu Bird Sanctuary,  Njayapilli P.O. , Kothamangalam, Kerala 
Phone : 0485-2588302


  Nearby Attractions
›› Iringole Temple
›› Idamalayar Dam
›› Bhoothathankettu
›› Marine Drive
›› Bishops House
›› Chinese Fishing Net
 Picture Gallery
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  By :  sheik ns smiley
  Apr 26, 2012 8:43:55 PM | kollam Reply to this Comment/ Review
 
the bird sanctuary is not properly managing.last week i was in thattekkad.i saw some animals in cages,it is really torture.department should come forward to take some action to clean up the system.
   

  By :  Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary Chorao Island smiley
  Jun 4, 2011 3:08:42 PM | mumbai Reply to this Comment/ Review
 
Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is also known as Thattekkadu. This is the place with large range or variety of birds in small area.