This month experiences cool climate and the entire region looks beautiful with lush green landscapes appearing even more charming after heavy showers. As the tourist season begins from this month, thus this is an ideal time to visit this place. The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, covering an area of barely 25 km 2, and located about 12 km from Kothamangalam (Kerala state, India), was the first bird sanctuary in Kerala. Thattekad bird sanctuary has a dense forest of evergreen and deciduous forests of grassland patches. Salim Ali, one of the best known ornithologists, described this sanctuary as the richest bird habitat on peninsular India. The forest has been capped with a wide range of evergreen and deciduous trees and makes a safe haven for birds. 2) Birds are mainly found on the top of the trees. Thattekad was discovered as the richest habitats for birds in peninsular India by Dr. Salim Ali in 1930. Thattekad (Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary) is a brilliant place for both Bird Watchers and Bird Photographers. Thattekad Bird Sanctuary located around 12 Km from Kothamangalam, Kerala. The Thattekad Bird Sanctuary is named after India's foremost ornithologist - Dr Salim Ali who described this region as one of the richest in India regarding species diversity. Amongst birdwatchers, Thattekad bird sanctuary is a special place because of Ceylon Frogmouth and Owls. Thattekad Bird Sanctuary: Not open!! 1) Hiring of one experienced, knowledgeable & Professional Guide is MUST. In 1973, it became a bird sanctuary. The sanctuary has picturesque landscapes, and this is the best place for those who want to feel the true essence of nature. - See 155 traveler reviews, 131 candid photos, and great deals for Thattekad, India, at Tripadvisor. The plantations here include teak, rosewood, mahogany, and there are also lots of flowers found here. Stunning Bio Diversity with hundreds of Bird species. It is a very small sanctuary with area covering just 25 but it was the first bird sanctuary in Kerala. Here I want to share some of my experiences with future travelers. The sounds of chirping birds will make your trip more exciting. Thattekad Bird Sanctuary: Best time to visit is early morning - See 155 traveler reviews, 131 candid photos, and great deals for Thattekad, India, at Tripadvisor. In this month, the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary becomes accessible for tourists. So, it really attracts a huge population of bird watchers and wildlife lovers all year-round. Dr Salim Ali undertook a large part of his research in this area and had described many of this birds, their breeding and feeding habits as well as their role in the food chain in his books.