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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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South India's premier birding destination

No birding effort in southern India is complete without a visit to this sanctuary and surroundings... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ravikailas
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Chennai (Madras), India
Must visit for all bird watchers ...

This us one of the hotspots for a variety of birds....loved trekking in the sanctuary . The key... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vikas K
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  • Average5%
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“malabar trogon” (15 reviews)
“amazing place” (4 reviews)
“off season” (4 reviews)
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Njayappally P.O., Thattekad, India
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+91 485 258 8302
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Reviewed 1 week ago

No birding effort in southern India is complete without a visit to this sanctuary and surroundings. The fantastic birdlife here is expertly unravelled by great bird guides who have the knack of finding some of the region's rarities rather easily. A sample list of birds...More

Thank ravikailas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This us one of the hotspots for a variety of birds....loved trekking in the sanctuary . The key point is to get a good guide..A good guide takes you to thr right spot & also teaches you on so many facets of bird watching..I thoroughly...More

Thank Vikas K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The forest and its trails are dangerous, you need a guide. Wear light clothing as it is hot, but full length trousers and sturdy shoes are essential as is head covering and water. Try to wear clothing that will merge with the surroundings. Ideally go...More

Thank Roger N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok this is going to sound downbeat! Let's start by saying the most important thing is that the birdlife is fantastic - 5 stars for that. It would have been even better had we been there first thjing or later in the afternoon - birds...More

1  Thank muffinn2
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary is in the Ernakulam district of Kerala under the administrative jurisdiction of Idukki Wildlife Division. It is also known as Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. Thattekad is a peninsula formed by two rivers Periyar, the longest river in Kerala and Kuttampuzha and lies...More

1  Thank Sanatkumar B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good. Would love to go again.plenty of birds to see & landscape is wonderful too. Nice & peaceful place for rejuvenation.

Thank Arti D
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

As novice but interested birdwatchers this was a delight, in the woods and up in the hills. The guides were very helpful and knowledgable. Well worth it. Experienced birdwatchers seemed to rate it very highly too.

1  Thank Nick T
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

We were in the sanctuary for half day. Couldnt stay for more period due to time constraint. Could see Malabar Trogon and Seylone Frogmouth and also many other beautiful birds.

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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Went one year ago and saw such lovely birds - more than 50 species along with the Ceylon frog mouth. Sadly we couldn't spot many this time. But must do activity in thattekad

Thank aarti s
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Good place for birding, sight endemic species Sri Lanka Frog Mouth, Malabar Trogon on trails at near by forest.

1  Thank RN-Kumar-NK
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Vinod_1985
9 February 2018|
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Response from Vikas K | Reviewed this property |
No you don't have to pre book for Entry. Guide is a must if you are really interested in knowing about birds & spotting the main birds like frogmouth, Black Baza etc. The fees for guide last year were Rs 500/- per Trip.
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