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Photo Courtesy Lip Kee Yap
Edamalayar forest (Photo Courtesy: Augustus Binu)
Bhoothathankettu Dam (photo courtesy: Vinayaraj)
Elephant at Kodanad
Water Bodies inside Thattekad
Inside Thattekad Forest
Rare Frogmouth around Thattekad
Forests around Thattekad Sanctuary
Pineapple farms around Thattekad
Walking in Thattekad reserve foreset
Rubber Forest around Thattekad
Misty morning in Thattekad
Periyar River around Thattekad
Lesser Whistling Teal
Red Whiskered Bulbul
Common Kingfisher

Thattekad offers guests a unique experiential break around bird watching in the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary.

Route

Thattekad(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Thattekad. Bird Watching experience in Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
  • Day-2 Visit Kodanad Elephant Camp and Bhoothathankettu Dam.
  • Day-3 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Thattekad - Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary (0.50 kms), Bhoothathankettu (8.00 kms), Kodanad Elephant Camp (35.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Cochin (Ernakulam) Departure - Cochin (Ernakulam)
Best Season to Travel
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Cherai, a beachside getaway at 50 kms from Thattekad compliments well with Thattekad.

Distances
  • Cochin (Ernakulam) to Thattekad -65 kms (1.5 hrs)
  • Thattekad to Cochin (Ernakulam) -65 kms (1.5 hrs)
Route

Cochin (Ernakulam) - Thattekad(2) - Cochin (Ernakulam)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Thattekad. Bird Watching experience in Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary Arrive at Thattekad. Thattekad is a set on a lake around Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary at 30 kms from Cochin Airport and renowned for its Bird watching experience. Late afternoon / evening Kayaking in the lake.

Day-2 Visit Kodanad Elephant Camp and Bhoothathankettu Dam. Visit Kodanad Elephant Camp (35 kms) and Bhoothathankettu Dam (10 kms). Late afternoon / evening Bird watching in Thattekad Sanctuary.

Day-3 Departure Morning Bird watching in Thattekad before Departure for Cochin (30 kms) for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Thattekad :

  • Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary - The Thattekad Bird Sanctuary has a rich and varied birdlife. Several species of birds, both forest birds as well as the water birds, visit the sanctuaries. Guests typically do a guided tour on a Bamboo rafting for bird watching.

  • Bhoothathankettu - Bhoothathankettu is a dam and tourist site. It is situated in the village of Pindimana, about 50 km away from the Kochi. Bhoothathankettu is connected to the Salim Ali/Thattekad Bird Sanctuary,

  • Kodanad Elephant Camp - An elephant training camp on Cochin - Munnar route and a popular for overseas travellers and families with kids for a bit of fun with elephants and a touristy elephant ride.

Destination Overview

Cochin (Ernakulam) - Ernakulam, part of Cochin area is business hub of Cochin and also commercial capital of Kerala.

Thattekad - 30 km from Cochin Airport Thattekad is one of the best spots for birding in the area. The lake, the thick forest around and the Bamboo rafting offer nature centric experience

Access
Prefered Arrival : No ImageCochin (Ernakulam)No ImageCochin (Ernakulam)
Prefered Departure : No ImageCochin (Ernakulam)No ImageCochin (Ernakulam)
Distances
  • Cochin (Ernakulam) to Thattekad -65 kms (1.5 hrs)
  • Thattekad to Cochin (Ernakulam) -65 kms (1.5 hrs)

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Distances
  • Cochin (Ernakulam) to Thattekad -65 kms (1.5 hrs)
  • Thattekad to Cochin (Ernakulam) -65 kms (1.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is must visit for any Bird watcher and best visited during Oct - Mar (Winter).

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