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Thattekad Bird Sanctuary Timings/ Entry Fee

Official bird Sanctuary working hours are 7 am to 5 pm.Early mornings are the best time to visit Thattekad bird sanctuary as birds are more active feeding at that time.Afternoons are also good but better to avoid hot midday time.You have to be at the sanctuary entrance atleast before 4.00 pm in order to get enough time to a look around the place.Thattekad bird sanctuary birding trail areas are thick forest with plenty of wild life and reptiles.so visitors have to leave the sanctuary before 6.00 pm .

Dr.Salim Ali bird sanctuary welcomes visitors all around the year .Try to avoid the monsoon time as this forest area receives very high rainfall, which may lead to park closure or road blocks.October to March is the best time to visit Thattekad bird sanctuary .Number of bird watchers and bird photographers peak between November and February,mainly because of the migratory birds season .

TICKET RATES

ADULTS 50.00
CHILDREN 45.00
FOREIGNERS 200.00
BOATING 150.00/Person
BOATING/CHILDREN 70.00/Person

CAMERA FEE

STILL CAMERA 45.00
VIDEO CAMERA 255.00

PARKING RATE

TWO WHEELER 10.00
THREE WHEELER 15.00
LMV(CAR & JEEP) 25.00
HMV 50.00

Dr.Salim Ali bird sanctuary is famous for its population of westernghat endemics like Frogmouths,Malabar trogan,Malabar barbet,Malabar parakeets,Malabar grey hornbills ,vernal hanging parakeet and the list goes on.Around Thattekad you will get varied species of woodpeckers,pegions,cuckoo,drongos,owls,birds of prey and a large number of wet land birds.Here visitors can find a large number of bird species in a small area.Birding in and around Thattekad bird sanctuary will be most fruitful with the help of a local bird guide.There are a number of experienced bird guides at Thattekad,but visitors need to pre book them,especially during peak season(November to March)

THATTEKAD BIRDING GUIDES – DETAILS

♦ Altitude - 35 – 523 M (Njayapilly peak)

♦ Rainfall - 2500 mm average per year

GETTING THERE

♦ Nearest Railway station - Aluva (50 km)

♦ Nearest Airport -Cochin (45km)

♦ Nearest city - Kothamangalam-13 kms

WHERE TO STAY

THATTEKAD BIRD SANCTUARY ACCOMODATION


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