Thattekad Bird Watching Tour

Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, also known as the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is one of the richest bird habitats in peninsular India, comparable only with the Eastern Himalayas. A trip through this sanctuary would certainly be a bonanza for any birder, with over 300 species found in a relatively small area of 25 sq kms. Some of the rarely seen species at Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary are Mottled Wood Owl, Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Rusty-tailed Flycatcher, Indian Pitta, Sri Lanka bay Owl, White - bellied woodpecker, Malabar Trogon, Black Baza. One can find a larger number of Endemic species seen in Western Ghats here. Malabar Grey Hornbill, White- bellied Blue Flycatcher, Malabar Barbet, Malabar Parakeet, Flame-Throated Bulbul, Malabar Woodshrike, Crimson backed Sunbird, Nilgiri Flowerpecker, White-bellied Treepie, Rufous Babbler, Grey-fronted Green Pigeon, Grey-headed Bulbul are some of them.

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  • What's included :
    • 3 nights accommodation
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Bottled water
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • All activities
    • Local guide
    • Bird watching Walking tour
    • Plantation tour
    • Cycling Village-side
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Stop At: Thattekkadu Bird Sanctuary, Njayapilli, Kothamangalam India

    Thattekad, a lowland forest with several types of eco-systems – Riverine, grasslands, evergreen, scrub, dry deciduous, lowland forest, enabling it to be one of the best birding destinations in India. This is also home to most of the endemics of the Western Ghats. The sanctuary is designed by the renowned ornithologist, Dr. Salim Ali. The Bombay Natural History Society has identified 253 species in Thattekkad. This bird sanctuary set in a peninsular land of 25 sq. km is covered with deciduous forests and plantations of rosewood, teak etc.

    Duration: 3 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Thattekad, Kerala 686681, India
    Departure Time :
    12:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-15847P41

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