Bhoothathankettu is a well known dam and a tourist place in Eranakulam district of Kerala.The dam has its own specialities.Unshaped stones which are large in size are places on both sides of Periyar to build the dam.This place has been a very tragic place where many incidents of immense pain had occured.Bhoothankettu provides boating facilities which include speed boats and pedal boats.and another experience a person could recieve is the nature walk through the thick jungle of old Bhoothathankettu.The dam has also children’s park and many other picnic spots.The dam was believed to be build by ghosts,from which the dam recieved the name”Bhoothathankettu” which means “Ghost’s Fort”.
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary is also known as Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. The main attraction towards this area is the wide variety of birds seen in here. This sanctuary consists of about 500 species of birds.Several rare birds are found here.Thattekad Sanctuary is located just 30 km from Kochi. Thattekad gives you a nature centric experience by the presence of thick forest and the bamboos. This is a best place for those who are interested in calmness and bird watching.Several Species of forest birds and water birds visit Thattekad which makes it unique.
The birds mainly seen in Thattekad Bird Sanctuary are Indian Cuckoo, Jerdin Nightjars, Large-billed Warbler, Jerdons Nightjar, Collared Scops Owl, Darters, Cormorants, Whiskered Terns, Frogmouths ,Pompadour Green Pigeonand Yellow-browed Bulbuls.Thus this place is a heaven for Ornithologists.
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Temperature of this region:
January 34°C / 24°C |February 34°C / 25°C March 35°C / 26°C |April 34°C / 26°C
May 33°C / 27°C | June 30°C /26°C
July 30°C / 25°C | August 31°C / 24°C
September 32°C /25°C| October 33°C / 25°C November 33°C /25°C| December 34°C / 24°C
Nearest Railway station: Ernakulam junction (Kochi), about 60 km away.[See Map]
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport, about 46 km from Thattekad Bird Sanctuary (Cochin).[See Map]
Nearest Town : Kothamangalam (13 Kms) [See Map]
: Ernakulam (60 Kms) [See Map]
Best Time to Visit : October to March
01.THE HORNBILL CAMP
Thattekkad, Kerala (Go To Site)
02.Tapovan Green County Resorts
Maliyil Compound (Go To Site)
Thattekad P.O, Palamattom
India PIN: 686691
Ph: +91 485 2571896