Special Places to Stay in Kothamangalam
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The Periyar River Lodge ($)
A wildlife lodge situated on the lush green banks of the river Periyar, adjoining the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary in Kerala.
Mundackal Plantation Homestay ($$)
Mundackal is a grand bungalow built from exposed granite stone and with a red tiled roof. It has marble floors and five spacious simply furnished guestrooms.
Things to see and do in Kothamangalam
Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary
Thattekkad is made up of dense tropical evergreen and deciduous forest and grassland patches, housing a population of over 500 species of exotic birds. This globally acclaimed bird sanctuary owes much of its fame to Dr. Salim Ali, the internationally renowned ornithologist. It is the exotic microcosm of India's bird population that brought Dr. Salim Ali to this place. His efforts were instrumental in the formation of this sanctuary.
Spread over 25 sq. km. the sanctuary lies between the tributaries of the river Periyar like a peninsula. Rare birds like the Crimson-throated Barbet, Heart Spotted Kingfisher, Black Winged Kite, Night Heron, Falcon, Grey Jungle Fowl, White-Breasted Water Hen, Hornbill, Ceylon Frogmouth, Rose-billed Roller and Blue-winged Parakeet live here.
Thattekkad also has extensive plantations of teak, rosewood, mahagony, etc. The dense forest is also the home of 28 varieties of animals and 9 varieties of reptiles.