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Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary  

  Kochi , Kerala.
FREE

  • Botanical garden and park
    Category
    Botanical garden and park
  • duration
    Duration
    3 - 4 Hours
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • bird spotting
    Bird spotting
    Zone
  • Disability Friendly
    Disable
    Friendly
  • baby friendly
    Couple
    Friendly
  • ExploreBees
    Baby
    Friendly
  • restroom
    Restroom
    Available
  • sitting area
    Sitting Area
    Available
  • activity zone
    Activity Zone
    Available
  • lake
    Lake
    Available
  • dustbin
    Dustbin
    Available

Ticket

  • free entry
    free entry
  • adult ticket
    Adult
    FREE
  • children ticket
    Children
    FREE
  • mobile camera
    Mobile Camera
    FREE
  • still camera
    still camera
    FREE
  • video camera
    Video Camera
    FREE

Description

Mangalavanam is a popular bird sanctuary frequented by tourists, bird lovers, ornithologists as well as locals. It is situated behind the High Court, in center of Kochi City. The Mangalavanam Bird sanctuary, renowned as the green lung. Mangalavanam provides relief for visitors from the mess of the city life. The wide varieties of species found here make Mangalavanam a must-visit-site for nature lovers reaching Kochi. It has been declared as a protected area since 31st August 2004. A shallow pond with various types of mangrove vegetation covers a major part of Mangalavanam. Currently, the area under protection is only a small patch of greenery with a tidal wetland with an extent of 2.74 ha. On both sides of the way to the sanctuary, you can see varieties of vegetation which gets thicker nearer to the sanctuary. Inside the premises of Mangalavanam, you can find a reserve of wide varieties of tropical vegetation including palm, teak, banyan, plantain, bamboo etc. as well as various species of mangrove which are in the verge of getting extinct. To the left of the entrance, near to the information center, the herbs suggested for each birth star in Indian astrology are exhibited. Many of these 27 species are now rarely found around us. There is a watchtower inside Mangalavanam, which gives a view of the whole reserve. As per records, the total number of bird species found here so far is 72, including migratory birds which make seasonal visits. 17 species of butterflies have been found in this area. Mangalavanam provides habitat for 51 species of spiders belonging to 40 Genus and 16 families. This represents 27% of the total families reported from India.


Operational Hours

January to December
Monday 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Last Admission 04:30 PM

Things to carry

  • id card
    Id card
  • camera
    camera
  • selfi stick
    Selfi stick
  • water bottle
    Water bottle
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses
  • cap
    Cap
  • first aid kit
    First aid kit
  • medicine
    Medicine
  • sun cream
    Sunscreen
  • power bank
    Power Bank
  • Food or Snacks
    Food or Snacks

Things Not Allowed

  • no alcohol
    alcohol
  • no weapons
    Weapons
  • no pets
    Pets
  • no skate board
    Skate board
  • no smoking
    Smoking
  • no wifi
    Wifi
  • no plastic bag
    Plastic Bag

Near By

  • atm
    ATM
    0.4 KM
  • fuel station
    Fuel Station
    1.8 KM
  • restaurant
    Restaurant
    0.4 KM
  • hospital
    Hospital
    2.4 KM
  • pharmacy
    Pharmacy
    0.8 KM
  • hotel
    Hotel
    0.6 KM
  • shopping mall
    Shopping Mall
    2.5 KM
  • metro
    Metro
    1.5 KM
  • bus stop
    Bus Stop
    1.5 KM
  • train
    Train
    2.2 KM
  • taxi
    TAXI
    0.5 KM
  • beach
    Beach
    7.7 KM

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