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Thattekad Bird Sanctuary - Things to Know Before Visiting

Kothamangalam-Pooyamkutty Road, Nyayapally PO, Thattekad, Kerala 686681, India

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About Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

First bird sanctuary in Kerala. One of the richest bird habitat on peninsular India. "Thattekkad" means flat forest- the region is an evergreen low-land forest.

Attractions Near Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Bhoothathankettu2.71km from Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

Bhoothathankettu means "Fort created by monsters". The legend is that monsters planned to submerge a Shiva temple nearby by making a dam in the area. Their plan was deterred by Lord Shiva by faking approaching dawn, thereby causing the monsters to runaway fearing the arrival of light. The demons were supposed to roll the large boulders seen in the area to the river bed creating the dam.

Paniyeli Poru Rapids
Paniyeli Poru Rapids10.63km from Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

Located in the Periyar river, the water here is forced to flow through narrow crevices in large rocks creating a turbulent water flow. The turbulence cant be seen from the surface.

Cheeyappara Waterfalls
Cheeyappara Waterfalls17.72km from Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

This waterfall lies on the roadside enrouting Munnar and is a popular spot for taking a break.

Abhayaranyam18.91km from Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

The mini zoo housing elephants and deers.

Iringole Kavu ഇരിങ്ങോൾ കാവ്
Iringole Kavu ഇരിങ്ങോൾ കാവ്20.57km from Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

A sacred grove with a temple. It is one of the 108 Durga Temples in Kerala believed to be consecrated by Lord Parasurama, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu.

Athirapally Waterfalls
Athirapally Waterfalls21.53km from Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

Most famous waterfall in Kerala nicknamed as the Niagra of India.

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Forts, backwaters, museums- the financial hub of Kerala.

What Visitors Say About Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Akhil G
Akhil G
Nov 2019
Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary