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Shresthi Iyengar


My money spent on this trip was totally worth it . I stayed there for 2 days stay, and discovered beautiful specis of birds including Indian Pitta, Mal...


Dhanu Patil


we were a group of seven people went to discover this beautiful place. I totally loved it guys and i think you will loved it too. The dense forest adve...


Set in the Erakulam district of Kerala wildlife, this Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary houses around 500 species. There are dense tropical evergreen and deciduous forests. This prominent bird sanctuary covers an area of around 25 sq km. The list of rare birds contains Sunbird, Bee eater, Water hen, Ceylong Frog etc.

The forests of Thattekkad sanctuary comprises of varied plants of oak, mahogany, rosewood. It is also home to several animals. The dense and thick forest of this sanctuary is home to 28 various reptiles and fauna.


  • Day 1 - Drive from Kochi to Munnar. Check into the hotel lodge. Rest in the hotel and after some time, start traveling towards Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary. The pristine river of Periyar is seen. This sanctuary is a home to various animals and nine diversities of reptiles.Day 2

    Get up early in morning and get fresh. After having breakfast, depart from hotel or lodge.

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    Story by Shresthi Iyengar

     Rated : 5.0

    My money spent on this trip was totally worth it . I stayed there for 2 days stay, and discovered beautiful specis of birds including Indian Pitta, Malabar Trogon, Malabar Barbet, Srilankan Frogmouth ,Indian Robin, Blue throated Blue flycatcher , Asian Paradise flycatcher ,Black Baza, Crested Goshawk,Dollor Bird, Asian fairy blue, White bellied woodpecker, flame throated bulbul, Grey headed bulbul ,Brown breasted flycatcher . Wao it was a great feeling.

    Story by Dhanu Patil

     Rated : 5.0

    we were a group of seven people went to discover this beautiful place. I totally loved it guys and i think you will loved it too. The dense forest adventure including the edamalayar forest, periyar river and edamalayar river ,and the beautiful birds. I saw many birds or the first time including dark-fronted babbler, brown-cheeked fulvetta, brown-backed and white-rumped needle tails, and elegant emerald green pigeons.

    Story by Nanda Mehra

     Rated : 5.0

    The sanctuary is quite easily accessible from the Kochi International Airport so we had no problem. Thanks to the instructor who led us through the the mysterious jungle and explored the beautiful Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. I stayed at the Jungle Homestay and really liked their service. You will love to see those beautiful birds but don't expect any large animals.

    Story by Gudakesa Bhattacharya

     Rated : 4.0

    My third trip to thattekkad bird Sanctuary was awesome, this time i had gone with my family on our vacation. This covers a large area around 25 square kilometer and located in Kerala, quite near to my home town Bangalore. It was a very nice trip!!

    Story by Jitender Sethi

     Rated : 4.0

    Our guide were really very experienced and knowledgeable who told us all about the birds and Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. Its one of the best places for the one who loves birding. we loved to capture photographs of those beautiful birds....!!!

    Story by Vasudha Bhattacharya

     Rated : 4.0

    I was little disappointing by the services of hotel staffs but rest was fine. I saw many never seen birds which were very beautiful and unique like Heart-spotted Woodpecker,Indian Pond Heron, Ashy Drongo, Asian Openbill,Green Bee-eater, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Black Drongo, Black-hooded Oriole, Brahminy Kite, Pygmy Woodpecker, Ceylon Frogmouth, Dollarbird, Emerald Dove, Flame-throated Bulbul,Vernal Hanging Parrot, Greater Flameback Woodpecker, Malabar Parakeet, Greater racket-tailed drongo, Green Imperial Pigeon, Indian Golden Oriole, Jungle Babbler, Large Woodshrike, Little Cormorant,Malabar Grey Hornbill, Malabar Starling, Malabar Trogon, Yellow and Orange Minivet, Oriental Honey Buzzard,Plum-headed Parakeet, Rufous Treepie, Southern Hill Myna, White-cheeked Barbet and White-throated Kingfisher and common Kingfisher. My discovery ended up with beautiful owl.

    Story by Apsara Mahajan

     Rated : 4.0

    This trip was my birthday gift, and last month we went there with my family, it was such an awesome experience to watch the never seen birds and creatures. You must take a local guide who can take you to the amazing hotspot of the area. It a birds diversity.

    Story by Ekaling Khanna

     Rated : 4.0

    A big thank you to my friends for recommending me this awesome trip , i was really delighted to here. Wao those beautiful evergreen forest which is a habitat of many domestic and migratory birds. As a nature lover i totally loved this site, and i bet you will love this too. visitor can spend hours wandering, watching, hearing and enjoying the real beauty of virgin nature. The climate is always cool here. I have visited here many times. Every visit is new to me with lot of fresh experiences.

    Story by Arnesh Khatri

     Rated : 4.0

    Waoooo i loved this bird sanctuary, i had visited last month.Our accommodation was arranged in t Bird Song Home stay which was really good at its service.One of the best adventure of my life began in the next morning, we explored the beautiful birds and trekked along the jungle. We took some awesome photos beside the periyar river also.

    Story by Shashi Panicker

     Rated : 4.0

    It was my second trip but this time i had gone with my friends to see the beautiful birds that i had never seen, i realized that a guide is mandatory to know more about the places.

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