Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary, Wayanad: How To Reach, Best Time & Tips

About Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary

Get your binoculars ready for an enterprising day at Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary. Surrounded by thick evergreen forest, this place is a haven for avian species where people can spend all day spotting these beautiful birds. 

There is a popular legend that says Garuda, ‘the king of birds’ looks after his subjects here and the place is famously known for the 'Edible Nest Swiftlet.' To make the most of the experience, tourists can undertake an exciting trek through the sanctuary and witness the flight of exotic birds. 

It is one of the most wonderful attractions in Wayanad for ornithologists and nature lovers who wish to escape the clamour of city life with a refreshing vacation.

Height: It is at an altitude of 1740m above the sea level.

Location: Thirunelli Pakshipathalam Trek, Pothumoola, Panavally, Kerala

Best Time to visit: October to January is the most preferred time to visit here.

Entry fee: INR 50/ USD 0.77 per person

Timings: The opening hours are from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: It is about 50 kilometres away from the bus station.

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