Thattekad, a tiny silent village on the banks of river periyar is famous for migrant birds of different varieties. It is not for nothing that the world famous Salim Ali bird sanctuary is located there. Thattekad is a paradise for bird watchers, with its scenic beauty, Hillocks, wooded mountains and the beautiful and bountiful periyar flowing through it. It is about 1 ½ hours’ drive from Kochi with the proposed four-line traffic, shortly materializing making it less. Large number of buses ply every day from different centres to Thattekad and nearby places.