Spread across 2.74 hectares, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary is a popular ecologically sensitive sanctuary in Cochin, India.
The posh wetland is home to around 200 migratory and exotic bird and is an ornithologist's paradise. Visitors can also sight 17 different types of butterflies, 51 types of spiders, and 6 kinds of mammals here. The place is a visual treat with wonderful dense mangrove forests, the backwaters, and the varied species.
One of the best attractions here is the watchtower which visitors can climb to enjoy some stunning views of the place.
The sanctuary was declared a protected area in 2004 due to its unique mangrove plantation and breeding species.Places nearby:
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary: Best Haunt of Migratory Birds 43 km / 27 mi
Eravikulam National Park: Home of the Endangered Nilgiri Tahr 87 km / 54 mi
Mattupetty Dam Lake: Best Soothing Spot in Munnar 96 km / 59 mi
Echo Point In Munnar, India: Hear The Booming Echoes 97 km / 60 mi
Marudhamalai Hill Temple: Famous Temple in a Serene Location 134 km / 83 mi