Tucked away in a quaint corner of God’s Own Country, Kerala, is a beautiful haven for birds of all kinds. Thattekkad (meaning flat forest), famous for its Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, is a place which will delight bird lovers and die-hard ornithologists. The sanctuary is situated near the Periyar River, which is the longest river in Kerala. Thattekkad offers breathtakingly beautiful views, thanks to its location on Njiyapilli hill,which is 523 metres above sea level. Thattekkad is situated approximately 60 kilometres to the north-east of Kochi, and it is a part of the Kothamangalam tehsil of the Ernakulam district.
In 1930, a renowned ornithologist, Dr Salim Ali, discovered that the area in and around the Njiyapillihill attracts a lot of migratory birds, especially during winter; and he therefore suggested that the area should be converted into a Bird Sanctuary. In 1983, on his recommendation, the area was declared a Bird Sanctuary and named after him. According to him, this area is “The richest bird habitat on peninsular India”. This bird sanctuary is the natural habitat of several stunning and rare birds like the Jerdon's Nightjar, Large-billed Leaf-warbler, Yellow-browed Bulbuls, Orange-headed Thrush, Indian Cuckoo, Oriental Darter, and Collared Scops Owl.
There are many reasons why you should Travel to Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary. If you are a nature of bird lover, these are the most important reasons why you should plan a Trip to Thattekkad.
Thattekkad Holidays are famous because of the Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary. The beauteous landscape and the laid back environment will be the most memorable part of the Thattekkad Tours. The sanctuary is home to many rare species of birds which attracts a lot of tourists and birds lovers. Visit the Thattekkad Holiday Packages to know more about the species that are found in the region.
Some of the species that can be found here are the Indian Pitta, Orange-headed Thrush, Large-billed Leaf-warbler, Jerdon's Nightjar, Indian Cuckoo, Oriental Darter, Cormorants, Whiskered Terns, Collared Scops Owl, Ceylon Frogmouth, Pompadour Green Pigeon and Yellow-browed Bulbuls, among others.
To make your Thattekkad Tour successful and a comfortable and hassle free one, there are many Thattekkad Vacation packages available. You can start going through the brochures and Thattekkad Travel Packages to enjoy a great stay.