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Welcome To Thattekad

The richest bird habitat in peninsular india

The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary , which is the first bird sanctuary in Kerala ,is located on the banks of Periyar river ,about 12 km s from Kothamangalam ,in Kerala .Thattekad bird sanctuary is also known as Dr.Salim Ali bird sanctuary, named after Dr Salim Ali,the best known ornithologist in India.

This bird sanctuary which spreads across an area of 25 sq kms at the foot of western ghats , was notified in 1983 based on previous recommendation by Dr.Salim Ali. He once described Thattekad as the richest bird habitat in peninsular India.Ever growing number of bird watchers and nature lovers from around the globe is a testimony to his words.

Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary has a rich and varied birdlife(`280 + species)and wild life.Several species of forest birds , water birds and migratory birds visit the sanctuary .This is because of the wide variety of natural habitats available at Thattekad,which includes Periyar river,lagoons and marshes formed by Bhootattankettu dam reservoir,tropical semi & evergreen forests of the western ghats.

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About Us

THATTEKAD TRAILS is a team of bird watching guides ,naturalists, cycling &kayaking groups and nature lovers working together to provide a trusted and affordable one stop shop for activities and experiences for travelers and tour operators visiting Thattekad and Salim Ali bird sanctuary.

we are based at Thattekad and cover all nearby tourist attractions like Bhoothattankettu,Inchattotty suspension bride,Thattekad sanctuary,Edamalayar,Pooyamkutty etc and a few less explored rural and forest areas for those who want to experience true Kerala.All our programs are tailored according to your requirements to provide you a memorable experience.


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+91 8547680759

5/312, Chelattu building , Pindimana (p.o) , Kothamangalam,Eranakulam (dist),Kerala.

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