Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
More than 300 species of birds are found in Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary, which is also celebrated as Keoladeo Wildlife Sanctuary. Beside the local birds, you will also see here the migrant birds, which cover half the globe to make Bharatpur sanctuary their nesting place for winters. You can enjoy the rich bird life of this area by walking and cycling along the elevated knolls.
Major Attractions : Sarus Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Grey Heron, Ducks, Eagles, Brown long eared bat, Hawks, Shanks, Stints, Garganey Teal, Wagtails, Warblers, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks and Pipits etc.
Ideal Time to Visit the Park : October- February for migrant birds.
Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary
Located between the offshoots of the Periyar River, Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary is spreaded over an area of 25 square kilometers. You can enjoy here around 500 species of exotic birds. The vast and rich vast flora of this sanctuary is responsible in providing natural habitat to many animal species here, which can be witnessed along with the birds.
Major Attractions : Bee-eater, Falcon Grey, Jungle Fowl, Black Winged Kite, Shrike, Crimson-throated Barbet, Ceylon Frogmouth, Sunbird, Night Heron, Blue winged parakeet, white-breasted water hen, rose-billed Roller, Hornbill etc
Ideal Time to Visit : September to March
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Located at a distance of 16 km, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a pleasure for the bird lovers. This bird sanctuary is refuge of migratory birds like barons, ibis, pelicans and painted storks. Thousands of avid bird watchers come here every year to view this wide variety of birds. Besides birding you also can enjoy houseboat, motorboat cruise and walking tours.
Major attractions : Waterfowl, Cuckoo, Owls, Egrets, Herons Water Ducks, Parrots, Teal, Larks, Flycatchers, Wood Beetle, Siberian Cranes etc.
Ideal Time to visit : September to March