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Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
State : Kerala, in the southern part of India.
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary keralaClimate : The sanctuary has a composed climate. It enjoys a tropical climate varies between 10 degree centigrade - 26 degree centigrade. Rainfall 2500 mm annually.
Area : 25.16 sq. km

Travel Tips : Consult the Doctor before you leave for the trip. Get enough information about the place you are going to visit. Also carry all the required documents to visit wildlife Kerala in India

Best Time to Visit : September to March.
Nearest Town : Kothamangalam (13 km).

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary is also known as this Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, on the name of Dr. Salim Ali. This sanctuary was came into limelight in the year The sanctuary was notified in 1983. It is located in the Kothamangalam Taluk of Ernakulam district on the northern bank of the Periyar river.

According Dr. Salim Ali, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, is the richest bird habitat in peninsular India, comparable only with the eastern Himalayas.

The sanctuary is 13 km north-east of Kothamangalam along the Pooyamkutti road. The nearest railway station is Aluva at a distance of 48 km. Kochi, the nearest airport is 71 km away. The new airport at Nedumbassery is probably closer. Kothamangalam is well connected by privately operated buses to Ernakulam via Muvattupuzha or Perumpavur.

There are frequent buses from Kothamangalam to Thattekad. Currently the bus needs to cross the Periyar river by ferry. Construction on a bridge across the river has started.

Wildlife Species :
Mammals - Leopard, Bear, Porcupine Etc. The Elephant Is An Occasional Visitor.

Birds - 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.

Reptiles - Python, Cobra etc.

Extension : -
Though entire Kerala will keep you preoccupied through out your trip, if you desire to go to other part of South India, just move towards Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, both the state has numerous attractions.

How to Reach
International Airport : At Chennai & Bangalore.
Airport : Nearest airport is at Kochi, 71 kms. The new airport at Nedumbassery is probably closer.
Rail : Aluva is the nearest railway station, 48 kms
Road : The sanctuary is 13 km north-east of Kothamangalam along the Pooyamkutti road. Regular buses available.

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