2) Thattekkad – Bird Sanctuary Click here for more info

Thattekad bird sanctuary is very rightly called a ‘Birder’s Paradise’, home to some 300 species of birds including Ceylon frog-mouths, Malabar grey hornbills, jungle mynas, rose-billed rollers, Indian Swiftlet, changeable Hawk-Eagle, Oriental Darter, Grey Heron, and various woodpeckers. This bird sanctuary lying 13 Km north east of Kothamangalam, is named after Dr. Salim Ali, world renowned ornithologist and occupies the catchment area of Bhoothathan Kettu Dam.


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3) Kodanadu – ‘Elephant Kraal’ Click here for more info

Kodanad is an elephant rescue and training centre which specialises in rescuing and training stranded baby elephants rescued from forests. Located on the banks of the periyar river, it offers a great elephant safari alongside the river. The original Kraal, a tall structure made of wood compartments capable of accommodating upto 4 elephants has been well preserved. There is also a  'mini zoo' which shelters wild animals who have become unfit for survival in the local forest and some of the inmates of the zoo are very rare species.

In addition to the elephant safari, the elephant kraal offers, the options of riverside walks with great rustic and green view, the mini zoo, country boat tour to Malayatoor Church, boat tour to the picnic spot Kaprikad and natural waterfall called “Poru”.


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4) Peechi

Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary
The Peechi-Vazhani Sanctuary comprising of the dense, moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests is situated in the catchment area of the Peechi and Vazhani dams. Home to around 50 species of orchids and several other medicinal plants, the sanctuary offers boating and treks through its diverse flora and fauna to its visitors.
The natural habitat at Peechi-Vazhani Sanctuary is frequented by Tigers, Leopards and Wild Dogs, besides the Sambar and the Spotted and Barking deer.

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