provides ideal locations for National Parks, surrounded by ridge and
forest area. At the National Parks of Kerala you can watch the
animals in their natural habitats along with the rare varieties of
animals and birds. Come with Kerala Hub on a tour to Kerala where
you can visit the National Parks of Kerala.
Bird Sanctuary is one of the most popular National Parks of
Kerala.This Bird Sanctuary is situated in the dense tropical
evergreen and deciduous forests and grassland patches. Thattekad
Sanctuary is located in the Kothamangalam Taluk of Ernakulam
district on the northern bank of the Periyar River. The sanctuary
was notified in 1983 based on a recommendation made by Dr. Salim Ali
many years previously. It is a home to a microcosm of India's bird
population with about 500 winged species. The renowned
ornithologist, Dr. Salim Ali designed the Thattekad Bird sanctuary.
This Bird Sanctuary is spread over an area of 25 sq. km. covered
with deciduous forests and plantation of rosewood, teak etc. Rare
birds like the Crimson-Throated Barbet, Bee-eater, Sunbird, Shrike,
Black winged Kite, and the Night Heron are also commonly sighted
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary is a rare haven in
Kerala, which offers picturesque landscapes, and is a nature lover's
paradise. Bombay Natural History Society has identified 253 species
here. The rivers are
rich in fish life and are shallow for most of the year.Wildlife
How to Reach
Leopard, Bear, Porcupine Etc. The
Elephant Is An Occasional Visitor.
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.
Python, Cobra etc.
- International Airport
At Chennai & Bangalore.
Nearest airport is at Kochi, 71 kms. The
new airport at Nedumbassery is probably closer.
Aluva is the nearest railway station, 48 kms
The sanctuary is 13 km north-east of
Kothamangalam along the Pooyamkutti road. Regular buses