Bird Watching In Thattekad
Thattekad is home to Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary that encompasses 25 sq. km area around a lake reservoir, which is home to more than 500 varieties of birds and is truly a birder's delight.
Entry to the Sanctuary near Kothamangalam is just 25 kms from Kochi airport and is situated on the banks of a river. Thattekad is the best location for nature lovers, bird watchers & bird photographers.
The bird sanctuary has a rich and varied bird life. Several species of birds, including tropical birds, sub tropical birds, migratory birds & aquatic birds visits the sanctuary. The sanctuary is a habitat for different varieties of Cuckoos and a region of the sanctuary popularly called as Cuckoo Paradise is home to them. Rare birds like the Crimson-Throated Barbet, Bee-eater, Sunbird, Shrike, Black winged Kite, and the Night Heron are commonly sighted here.
Recommended Stay Duration: 2-3 nights