States Kerala Wayanad Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary

Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary Kerala

Wayanad is one stop address for every trekker. One such spot in Wayanad that has captured the mindset of every tracker, ornithologists and nature lovers is the Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary. Here virgin forests, streams and steep hills together offer challenging avenues for trekking. 3 hours trekking is probably the best way to traverse through the rustic landscapes of the bird sanctuary. Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary is best known for the presence of `Edible Nest Swift light.' It is believed that the nest is made of solidified saliva and is used to make bird's nest soup.

Inside the bird sanctuary, tourists can see a flock of birds chirping and guarding the sky, multiple herbs and trees that possess medicinal properties, and orchid plantation. Within the boundary of the bird sanctuary, there is a temple and watchtower to help tourists navigate their way. It will be advisable to carry equipment for bird watching expedition, and hire a tourist guide for an over-night camping.


Tholpetty, 7 kms from the Thirunelli Temple, Kalpetta, Kerala 673121, India


1740m above the sea level


06:00 AM to 06:00 PM, Open all days


February till May

Best time to Visit

October and January

Flora Spotted here:

Rare species of herbs and Orchids can be found here

Fauna Spotted here

elephant, leopard, civets, bison and tigers

Avian Fauna Spotted here

Edible Nest Swift, Cuckoo, owl, peacock, woodpecker, jungle fowl

Mode of safari


  • Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary Wayanad
  • Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary Wayanad, Kerala
  • Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary, Wayanad
  • Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary Kerala

Kerala Travel Information