Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
- Kottayam, Kerala
(16km from Kottayam town, on the banks of the Vembanad lake)
Bird Sanctuary, Kottayam is one of the best destinations of wild life
sanctuaries in Kerala.
Main attractions : Local Birds like the water fowl, cuckoo,
owl, egret, herons and the water duck, as well as the migratory Siberian
Bird watch - The best time for bird watching in Kumarakom
Bird Sanctuary is between June and August.
(Migratory birds : November - February)
Boats : House boats and motor boats are available on
hire for bird watching cruises on the lake.
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Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary: - Ernakulam,
Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary was designed by Dr. Salim Ali, the renowned
ornithologist . He is reported to have identified 167 birds and his student
, Dr. Sugathan, 207. In addition, theBombay Natural History Society has
identified 253 species here.
Main attractions: Birds: Indians rollers, cuckoos, common
snipes, crow, pheasants, jungle nightars, kites, grey drogos, Malabar
trogons, woodpeckers, large pied wagtails, baya sparrows, grey jungle
fowls, Indian hill mynas, robins, jungle babblers sun birds, and darters.
Rare Birds: Crimson- throated barbets, bee-eaters, shrikes,
fairy blubirds, grey-headed fishing eagles, black winged kites night herons,
grey hornbills and malabar hornbills.
How to get there
The Thattekad Bird Sanctuary(Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary )is situated in
Kothamangalam Taluk of Ernakulam District. Thattekad is 15 kms from Kothamangalam
& 75 kms from Kochi (nearly 2 hours). The NH 49 passes through Kothamangalam.
After reaching Kothamangalam a deviation is to be taken on the Pooyamkutty
road. Now one has to cross a ferry to reach the sanctuary. A bridge is
To reach Kothamangalam:
It is well connected by privately operated buses from Ernakulam via Muvattupuzha
or Perumbavoor to reach Kothamangalam.
The sanctuary is hardly a two-hour drive from Kochi.
The nearest railway station is Aluva at a distance of 48 kms.
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary - Kohikode,
The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is a Haven for migratory birds. Terns, Gulls,
Herons, Sand pipers, Whimbrels and other such migratory birds flock from
the month of November and returns only by the end of April. It is 25 kms.
from Kozhikode. The ideal season to visit is from December to April in
the early hours of the day.
To Reach :
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is 19 km from Kozhikode
The Karipur airport is 23 km from Kozhikode town.
The railway line of Palakkad division enters Kozhikode district at Kadalundi
The district has a fairly extensive road network.