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Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

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Njayappally P.O., Thattekad, India
+91 485 258 8302
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Normal day walk

It's a normal day walk to the palace and an be done with friends or family. The tickets are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Just Amazing

Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary has a variety of endemic and migratory birds. I was there for just a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“malabar trogon” (12 reviews)
“amazing place” (4 reviews)
“off season” (4 reviews)
Njayappally P.O., Thattekad, India
+91 485 258 8302
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a normal day walk to the palace and an be done with friends or family. The tickets are reasonably priced and area is also very silent. Worth visiting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary has a variety of endemic and migratory birds. I was there for just a matter of a few hours and yet I could sight Malabar Trogon, Ceylon Frogmouth, Orange Minivet, Purple Sunbird, Crimson sunbird, Flame back wood pecker, White Bellied...More

1  Thank GAURAV B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After hearing lot about this place . I have decided finally go to this place . we did also see some birds which I have never seen before the forest guards lot of rare breeds of come there anyway its worth a visit .take a...More

1  Thank arun t
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary Went on Oct 1st 2017. I am a mid+ level photographer. I would say you can avoid this place. Nothing much to see here. I didnt see any birds at all in this park. Saw few butterflies in the butterfly park. I...More

Thank Bhellsun A
Reviewed 28 May 2017

As Salim Ali had rightly pointed out, this place in Western Ghats is the richest habitat for birds. During our 4 day stay in this place, we spotted almost 60+ species and the rains lent the forest a refreshing look. The damp forest floor and...More

2  Thank RamanujamMS
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Visited Thattekad Bird Sanctuary last week of March 2017. Our primary Objective was to see and photograph as many birds we can. Even tough we have chosen kind of off-season to visit, we were not disappointed at all. We captured many colorful birds we haven't...More

2  Thank Ravindra K
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Get in there early, you can go in before the 7.00 opening and pay when you come out if you talk to the ticket office the day before. Racket-tailed Drongos everywhere, and plenty of unusual birds around if your luck is in. The trails can...More

1  Thank malcolmbirdwatch
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is advertised as one of the most outstanding bird sanctuaries in India. Unfortunately we had only been in the park 10 minutes and there was torrential rain. We managed to walk through the butterfly sanctuary which had some beautiful flowers. We came back the...More

2  Thank Susan A
Reviewed 8 March 2017

One of the best bird sanctuaries so far.. Situated close to Kothamangalam, Kerala, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary is easily accessible by road and a place one could see birds throughout the year. Be prepared to walk, hours and hours one could wander through the park. Carry...More

Thank SajuSukumar
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Fantastic location , I went on 4 walks with Vinod from Bird songs Homestay, an excellent guide and fantastic birding. You have to pay for trips in to the sanctuary 175 rupees and 500 rupees for the 2 different locations. Highly recommended for nature lovers...More

2  Thank paul b
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