Thattekkad is one of the two bird sanctuaries in Kerala. Situated in Ernakulam district, this PA is a feast to the eyes and music to the ears. Several species of birds found in South India are seen here. The famous ornithologist, Dr. Salim Ali, was the architect of this sanctuary. He reported167 birds during the Travancore-Cochin Bird Survey. The Bombay Natural History Society had identified 253 species of birds in Thattekkad. Spread over an extent of 25.16 sq. km, Thattekkad attracts nature lovers from far and wide.


Best season: August to May.