Here are the top 2 tourist attractions to see in Thattekad Bird Sanctuary:

1. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Must visit 3.5 /5

34 km
from city center
1 out of 2
places to visit in Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

Bird watching and spotting can become an addictive joy with the help of trained guides. The Thattekkad Sanctuary is home to some of the rare species of birds such as Crimson-Throated Barbet, Bee-eater, Sunbird, Shrike, Black winged Kite, and the Night Heron.

2. Bhoothathankettu Dam

3.2 /5

6 km
from city center
2 out of 2
places to visit in Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

This place, located just 10 km from Thattekad in Ernakulam district, is a dam and attracts lots of tourists from nearby areas. This dam was built by using large blocks of unshaped stones placed on both sides of the Periyar River.

FAQs on Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

How can I commute within Thattekad bird sanctuary?

Jeeps and boat safaris are available on booking. Avoid going out at night and on foot by yourself.
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Can you suggest an itinerary for Thattekad bird sanctuary?

Day 1: Arrive in Thattekad by road and settle into your hotel. Since the whole area surrounding the sanctuary is also heavily forested, there is good chance you will be able to see many birds from the hotel itself. There is home stays available in Kothamangalam, a forest department dormitory very close to the forest or campsites around the forest where you can hire tents. In the evening, leave for a safari inside the forests, don't forget your binoculars and camera. Since the sanctuary closes at sunset, return to your hotel and engage in some camping fun - singing songs, chatting with the locals and highly knowledgeable tour guides and enjoying the delicious food.

Day 2: Go for an early morning Safari in the forest since the kind of birds spotted during the morning and afternoon is entirely different. In the evening, take a different route and proceed to the Thattekad backwaters on a boat to look out for water birds. Alternatively, you can also book a kayaking trip and add to the adventure.
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