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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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The best birding in South India

We visited at the beginning of March. Within 30 mins we had seen the top drawer, must see birds, I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AlgarveMon
,
Maidstone
Not open!!

Due to recent and previous fires in the area the birding walk around the park is closed. I think it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jonathan M
,
Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“malabar trogon” (16 reviews)
“amazing place” (4 reviews)
“off season” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
Njayappally P.O., Thattekad, India
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+91 485 258 8302
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited at the beginning of March. Within 30 mins we had seen the top drawer, must see birds, I wish we had done a few days here as there were so many birds to be seen. We saw 40 different birds in 2 hours!!...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Due to recent and previous fires in the area the birding walk around the park is closed. I think it will open again soon but to arrive and make a special journey just to see the Sanctuary is very dissapointing. We saw the small zoo...More

4  Thank Jonathan M
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A paradise for bird watchers and bird photographers. Was there for a weekend and ended up watching over 40 species of birds. Had taken Sudha Amma as guide and she and her family were expert bird watchers. Lovely place and must visit place if you...More

1  Thank VenkatGudla
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

One will be amazed and delighted beyond one's imagination after a visit to this incredible heaven for birds! The sanctuary boasts of more than 200 species of different birds (native as well as migratory) and we were there to witness it! Of course one needs...More

1  Thank Anagha G
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

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

1  Thank ravikailas
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 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

1  Thank Vikas K
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 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 February 2018

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 22 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 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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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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