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Nature Exploration Trip Around Thattekad, Kerala – 4 Night 5 Days

Activity: Camping
Duration: 4 Night 5 Days
Available Activities in Thattekad-
Jungle jeep safari, Jungle trekking, Bird watching, Kayaking, Rafting, Rappelling, Tribal village, Hanging Bridge, Camping, Plantation Walk

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Thattekad birding

Kerala is well known as a tropical paradise because of waving palms and white sandy beaches. Its backwaters, mountains, coconuts and art forms make it perfect for a holiday destination. Thattekad is a beautiful picture destination in Kerala. Therefore you can enjoy in Thattekad birding sanctuary since it is positioned on the Njiyapilli Hill. It has India’s best Bird Sanctuary, ‘Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary’ since it offers an amazing view of birds and their landscapes.

Thattekad aviary is found to the north of the Periyar River but at the foot of the mighty Western Ghats. Therefore, the simplest time to go to the sanctuary is between October and March. The closest airport is the Cochin International Airport, and therefore the nearest railroad station is at Aluva.

Welcome to Thattekad birding sanctuary

It was Dr. Salim Ali who first recognized the avifaunal richness of Thattekkad Forest during his Travancore Cochin Ornithological survey during 1983. As recommended by Dr. Salim Ali, in 1983 a neighborhood of 25.16 sq. Km. At Thattekkad was notified as Kerala’s first Tropical aviary. The world may be a part of Western Ghats due to its western slope and almost at the bottom of the very best peak Anamudi 2695 m above MSL. Since 322 species of birds including long-distance migratory ones comprise the avifaunal world of Thattekkad aviary. So visit this place. Because this is a beautiful place for traveling.

Attraction to explore in Thattekad birding

Religious Places- Siva Temple, St Peter’s & St Paul’s Jacobite Chapel, St. Joseph’s Church
Point of Interest- Hanging bridge in Palamattom, Bhoothathankettu, Wellington Island, Mattancherry, Kaalakadavu Eco Point, Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

The trip from Munnar or Coimbatore to Thattekad

Route from Munnar to Thattekad – Munnar-Kallar Vattiyar-Adimali-Neriamangalam-Thattekad
Distance from Munnar to Thattekad – 70 km

Route from Coimbatore to Thattekad – Coimbatore-Walayar-Kuzhalmannam-Alathur-Chalakudy-Haritha Nagar-Thattekad
Distance from Coimbatore to Thattekad – 190 km

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Detailed Itinerary for Nature Exploration Trip Around Thattekad, Kerala

Day 01: Arrival at campsite 

12.00 pm: Check-in
01.30 pm: Buffet Lunch
03.30 pm: Plantation Walk
04.15 pm: Tea & Snacks
04.30 pm: Kayaking through Periyar River
07.00 pm: Introduction & Orientation of Bird watching
08.00 pm: Buffet Dinner
OverNight stay at Campsite

Day 02: Bird Watching and a visit to Hanging Bridge 

06.30 am: Bird watching tour with our naturalist (carrying packed Breakfast)
11.00 am: Back to Campsite
01.30 pm: Buffet Lunch
04.30 pm: Cycle through villages and visit Hanging Bridge
07.00 pm: Day Analysis about your bird watching tour
08.00 pm: Buffet Dinner
OverNight stay at Campsite

Day 03: Tribal village visit

07.30 am: Breakfast
08.00 am: Leave camp by jeep with packed lunch for an activity-filled day
10.30 am: Arrive at the first village (Kalleli Medu)
11.00 am: Reach the top of the waterfall (Koduperikuthu) and begin to walk down
12.00 pm: Picnic Lunch at waterfalls (Koduperikuthu)
01.00 pm: Jeep will pick up guests from waterfalls and begin to drive to a tribal village.
02.00 pm: Arrive at tribal settlement (Kunjipara Kudi). See local sites, Culture, etc.
03.00 pm: Leave the tribal village and begin driving back.
04.00 pm: Arrive at second traditional tribal settlement(Kandampara Settlement) walk along the river (Kandampara Kuthu) looking for elephants.
05.00 pm: Leave the village
06.00 pm: Arrive back at camp
08.00 pm: Buffet Dinner
OverNight stay at Campsite

Day 04: Trek to Bats Cave

07.00 am: Trek to Bats Cave with our naturalist (carrying packed Breakfast)
08.00 am: Picnic Breakfast at Urulanthani
09.15 am: Proceed to pinavurkudi
09.30 am: Reach Pinavurkudi and trek to the bats cave
01.00 pm: Back to Camp
01.30 pm: Buffet Lunch
04.30 pm: Tea & Snacks
08.00 pm: Buffet Dinner
OverNight stay at Campsite

Day 05: Checkout

09.00 am: Breakfast
10.30 pm: Check out

Things to carry for Nature Exploration Trip Around Thattekad, Kerala

ID Proof
Good U/V Protected Sun Glasses
Sun Cap
Sun Creams Lotion
Personal Flash Torch
Comfortable warm Clothing / No Formals
Personal Medicines

Cost​ ​Inclusions:

Accommodation on twin sharing basis
All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
Birding Charges, Kayaking Charges
Plantation walk
Mountain Cycling Charges, Trekking Charges,
Jeep & Guide charges

Cost​ ​Exclusions:

Local sightseeing & other activities
Charges of entry during a visit to Monuments etc.
Any personal expenses apart from mentioned in the inclusion
Travel Insurance.
Meals that are not mentioned in inclusions.
All applicable taxes.

Cancellation Policy:

A full refund will be made on cancellations 60 days or more prior to the scheduled trip.
For cancellations 60-30 days in advance, a 75% refund will be given.
For cancellations 30 days or less prior to arrival, no refund will be given.

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4 Nights and 5 Days


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