Thattekad Sanctuary, also known as Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is located in the Kothamangalam Taluk of Ernakulam district on the northern bank of the Periyar river. Thattekad was developed by the untiring efforts of India's birdman Dr Salim Ali. Ali described Thattekad in the 1930's as the richest bird habitat in peninsular India, comparable only with the eastern Himalayas. Around 210 species of birds have been identified here so far.
Periyar National Park
Set high in the ranges of the Western Ghats, is the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Though its a Tiger Reserve, tourists come here to view the herds of Indian elephants. Periyar wildlife sanctuary has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Periyar wildlife sanctuary is one of the few sanctuaries where one can see wild life and herds of elephants in the open while sitting in a boat.
Wild Life in Kerala..
Kerala is bestowed with a rich repertoire of natural bounty - mountains & hills, rivers & lakes, backwaters & shoreline. It is natural for Kerala to be home to many national parks and sanctuaries. The enchanting green forest with its rich flora and fauna makes Kerala a much sought after wildlife destination in India. Wild life in Kerala add that extra bit of excitement when you holiday in Kerala.
Neyyar Sanctuary is located in the capital of Kerala - Trivandrum. The Neyyar Sanctuary is home to many exotic animal species and the highlight of the place is the Lion Safari Park. There also is a deer park, crocodile farm and watchtower here.
Elephant rescue and care centre is located in Kodanad. Kodanad is the only elephant rescue and training center in Kerala specialized for rescuing and training stranded baby elephants.
Eravikulam National Park
Eravikulam National Park is 97 sq. km. in extent, situated along the Western Ghats in the High Ranges of Idukki district. The Park holds the largest viable population of the endangered (IUCN) Nilgiri Tahr (Hemitragus hylocrius).