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About Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary

Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary is one trekking spot in Wayanad that has caught attention from many trekkers, nature lovers, and ornithologists from around the globe. The place is situated 1740 m above the sea level and at a distance of 66 km from Kalpetta, 32 km from Mananthavady and 7 km to north-east of Thirunelli. The best way to enjoy bird sanctuary's landscapes is a '3-hour trek' through the area. The place is famous for the 'Edible Nest Swiftlet.' There is a belief that the nest, which is used for making bird's nest is made up of hardened saliva. The place is not only rich in countless bird species but also in a significant number of animal species. The chirping of birds guarding the sky can be seen in the sanctuary. It is advisable that tourists carry equipment for the purpose of bird watching and hire tourist guide to have a proper understanding of the place. The place has an orchid plantation and numerous species of medicinal trees and herbs. It also has a temple and a watch tower for helping the tourists in navigation. The Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary has arrangements for overnight camping. Another major tourist attraction is the cave, where saints from ancient times, used to do meditation.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Allowed Camera, Video, Footwear

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