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.


Small eateries are available.


Nature walk, bird watching, photography.


Trekking, hiking.


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

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