Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary - Things to Know Before Visiting
High Ct Rd, Ayyappankavu, Kochi, Kerala 682031, India
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About Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
Nesting ground for migratory birds and supports many types of mangroves. Located in the center of Kochi city, it houses a shallow tidal lake connected with Kochi backwaters by a canal.
Attractions Near Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
Major hangout place in Kochi . Popular site for shopping, urban walk and street food.
One of the oldest shopping streets in Kochi. The market sells anything from jewelerries, clothes, vegetables, household items, and most other things you can imagine. The street is a car free pedestrian road, characterized by narrow roads lined with shops. There are more than a thousand shops in broadway, all in a two kilometer radius.
Vallarpadam Basilica (National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom, Vallarpadam) is a major Christian pilgrim center of India. Around one million people visit the Basilica every year, it is the most important Marian Shrine in India. The picture of Mary and Infant Jesus at the top of the main altar was brought by Portuguese merchants under the leadership of Vasco Da Gama in 1524. The two towers has viewing decks that is open to visitors as well.
Built in 1960, the temple is inspired by the Jain temples of Gujarat and is beautifully tiled with white marbles & other carved structures. Every afternoon, the temple runs a show with thousands of pigeons that live in the premises.
The palace built by the Portuguese, renovated by the Dutch and now housing an archeological museum
The 16th century synagogue built under the protection of Cochin King.
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Forts, backwaters, museums- the financial hub of Kerala.
What Visitors Say About Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
Don't go with so much expectations seeing the name as a bird sanctuary. This is a small woodland in the city centre that you can probably explore in 30 minutes. There is a short trail for walking, a viewing deck that you can climb to scan the area and a tree full of bats! That's pretty much I can remember of.