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
October and January
Rare species of herbs and Orchids can be found here
elephant, leopard, civets, bison and tigers
Edible Nest Swift, Cuckoo, owl, peacock, woodpecker, jungle fowl