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     Thattekkad Bird sanctuary


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          The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, covering an area of barely 25 km², and located about 60 km north-east of Kothamangalam (Kerala state, India), was the first bird sanctuary in Kerala. Salim Ali, one of the best known ornithologist described this sanctuary as the richest bird habitat on peninsular India. Thattekkad literally means flat forest, and the region is an evergreen low-land forest located between the branches of Periyar River, the longest river in Kerala.


          The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary has a rich and varied birdlife. Several species of birds, both forest birds as well as the water birds, visit the sanctuaries, and the important ones include the following:


          The Indian Pitta, which visits the sanctuary during winter and spends almost six months here.


 

          The sanctuary is a habitat for different varieties of cuckoos and a region of the sanctuary popularly called "Cuckoo Paradise" is home to them, among which are the: • Drongo Cuckoo, which may be easily mistaken for Drongo, • Indian Hawk Cuckoo, which is highly vocal, and the • Large Hawk Cuckoo, which looks relatively massive compared to other types of cuckoos, and is characterized by a dark grey and heavily streaked throat.



          You can wander through the evergreen forests of Thattekad and catch glimpses of some rare species of birds during your stay there. Some of the birds that you’ll spot during your trip to the region of Thattekad are Jungle Nightjars, Grey Drongos, Woodpeckers, Baya Sparrows, Robins, Indian Hill Mynas, Cuckoos, Large Pied Wagtails and Darters.





     Location


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 Nearest Airport:

 Cochin International Airport

 Road :

 From Airport to spot(44.1 km, 1 hours 01 mins )


   Directions :


1. Head west on International Terminal Road
           160 m

2. Take the 2nd right toward International Terminal Road
           280 m

3. Slight left onto International Terminal Road
           190 m

4. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit
           150 m

5. Turn right onto Airport Rd Pass by Bharath Petroleum Outlet (on the left in 500 m)
           2.5 km

6. Turn right to stay on Airport Rd Pass by Kathi Ambalam (on the left in 1.5 km)
           2.2 km

7. Slight right at St George Jacobite Church onto Main Central Rd Pass by Indian Oil Pump (on the right in 4.0 km)
           8.6 km

8. Turn left at Hotel Galaxy onto Aluva - Munnar Rd Pass by Nangeli Hospital (on the left in 15.5 km)
           17.1 km

9. Turn left onto Kothamangalam Bypass Rd Pass by Imperial Castle (on the left in 1.7 km)
           1.8 km

10. At Malayinkeezhu Kozhipally Bypass Jct, continue onto Kothamangalam Perumbankuthu Rd Pass by Malayinkeezhu Jct (on the left)
           2.3 km

11. Continue onto Kothamangalam - Perumbankuthu Road Pass by Petrol Pump (on the left in 2.7 km)
           4.9 km

12. Continue onto Kothamangalam - Perumbankuthu Rd Pass by Government Hospital (on the left)
           4.0 km

13.Spot





     Location




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 Nearest Railway station:

 Angamali Railway Station

 Road :

 From Angamali Railway Station to spot(45.3 km, 1 hours 01 mins )


   Directions :



1. Head north-east on Salem-Kanyakumari Hwy Pass by M. D. Esthappan (on the left)
           1.3 km

2. Turn right at Municipal Shopping Complex onto Main Central Rd Pass by Children's Clinic and Eye Clinic (on the right)
           14.0 km

3. Turn left at Hotel Galaxy onto Aluva - Munnar Rd Pass by Nangeli Hospital (on the left in 15.5 km)
           17.1 km

4. Turn left onto Kothamangalam Bypass Rd Pass by Imperial Castle (on the left in 1.7 km)
           1.8 km

5. At Malayinkeezhu Kozhipally Bypass Jct, continue onto Kothamangalam Perumbankuthu Rd Pass by Malayinkeezhu Jct (on the left)
           2.3 km

6. Continue onto Kothamangalam - Perumbankuthu Road Pass by Petrol Pump (on the left in 2.7 km)
           4.9 km

7. Continue onto Kothamangalam - Perumbankuthu Rd Pass by Government Hospital (on the left)
           4.0 km

8.Spot



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