Constituted during 1983, Dr. Salim Ali, the world famous ornithologist, is directly responsible for the wonders on display at the Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary. His famous survey of Travancore in the 1930s led to the formation of this modern day paradise for avian life. He noted that the area was rich in bird diversity and ought to be turned into a sanctuary to conserve the same. The over 300 species that reside in these tropical and deciduous forests are testament to his great vision.
One can run across the Sri Lankan Frogmouth, Racket Tailed Drongo, Bronzed Drongo, White-bellied Treepie, Shama, Yellow-browed Bulbul, Rufous Babbler, Malabar Parakeet, White-bellied Blue Flycatcher and the Malabar Grey Hornbill in these parts. Beautiful teak, rosewood and mahogany plantations can also be viewed here. It also boasts of over 28 mammal species and over 9 species of reptiles.
The Wildlife Warden
Idukki Wild life Division
Painavu.P.O, Idukki – 685603
Phone: +91 486 2232271
The Asst Wildlife Warden
Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary
Njayappilli P.O, Kothamangalam
Phone: +91 485 2588302
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Nearest railway station: Aluva, about 48 km away
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 44 km
Latitude: 10.104627, Longitude: 76.702845