Thrissur Wildlife Sanctuary Kerala

The sanctuary was designed by Dr.Salim Ali, the renowned omithologist. He is reported to have identified 167 birds and his student, Dr. Sugathan, 207, In addition, the Bombay Natural History Society has identified 253 species here.

Main attractions: Birds: Indian rollers, cuckoos, common snipes, crow pheasants, jungle nightjar, kites, grey drongos, Malabar trongons, woodpeckers, large pied wagtails, baya sparrows, grey jngle fowls, Indian hill mynas, robins, jungle babblers, sunbirds and darters.

Rare Birds: Crimson-throated barbets, bee-eaters, shrikes, fairy bluebirds, grey-headed fishing eagles, black winged kites, night herons, grey hornbills and Malabar hornbills.

How to Reach :

Air : Nearest international airport: Nedumbassery (58 km)

Rail : Thrissur is an important railhead of the Southern Railways.

Road : Thrissur is well connected with almost all the major towns and cities of India. There are three major bus stations operates long distance KSRTC bus station, near the railway station operates long distance and interstate services. Sakthan Thampuran bus stand is 1 km away from town. The north bus stand is in the heart of the town.

Best Time to Visit :

The best Time to visit Thrissur Wildlife Sanctuary is from November to April.