Munnar - Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Munnar - Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Nestled in the foothills of the Western Ghats, on the banks of Periyar river, stands the ornithologist's paradise - Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, popularly known as Thattekad Bird Sanctuary. It is named after the famous scientist and ornithologist, Dr Salim Ali - known as the 'Bird Man of India'. According to him, this sanctuary is the ‘richest bird habitat in peninsular India’. Housing 270 avifauna species, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is a major attraction in Munnar. White-bellied blue flycatcher, Crimson-Throated Barbet, Black-winged Kite, Sunbird, Night Heron, Rufous Babbler, Wayanad laughing thrush, Malabar grey hornbill, and Bee-eater are some of the inhabitants of this sanctuary.

Best Time to Visit Entry Time Visiting Hours Entrance Fee
October to March. 6 AM to 6 PM. 1 to 2 hrs. Yes

Availability of Guides :-

Make sure to hike a knowledgeable guide.A trip with a travel agency to Munnar will include guides to the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary.

Shopping:-

Small eateries are available.

Activities:-

Nature walk, bird watching, photography.

Adventure:-

Trekking, hiking.

Relaxation:-

Relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary.

Famous for:-

Birdwatching.

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