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  • Address: Mathai Manjooran Rd, Ayyappankavu, Ernakulam, Kerala 682018, Kochi, India
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-4842468680
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Family And Kids, Nature, Bird Watching

Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary is an ecologically sensitive area situated in Kochi and is a nesting ground for a large variety of migratory birds. This area has many lush green trees and mangroves that help keep the city’s pollution in check. The sanctuary borders with Arabian Sea and offers a great panoramic ambience to its visitors. Mangalavanam is a pardiose for bird watchers, enthusiasts, and researchers. A survey conducted suggests that the sanctuary houses birds belonging to over 30 species and some of them are common redshank, common greenshank, brahminy kite, white-breasted waterhen and marsh sandpiper. Apart from birds, you will find rich flora, tres like teak and many butterflies in this sanctuary.

  • The best time to visit the sanctuary is from mid-January to early-March.

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  • By Taxi

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  • Mangalavanam Address: Mathai Manjooran Rd, Ayyappankavu, Ernakulam, Kerala 682018, Kochi, India
  • Mangalavanam Contact Number: +91-4842468680
  • Mangalavanam Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Mangalavanam Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Mangalavanam(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Mangalavanam: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 1.41% of people who visit Kochi include Mangalavanam in their plan

  • 38.75% of people start their Mangalavanam visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Mangalavanam

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mangalavanam

People normally club together Mattancherry Palace and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium while planning their visit to Mangalavanam.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Well maintained, gives a good feel of mangrove forest and wide variety of birds, very less outside visitors, mainly prime spot for couples, spoiling the reputation of the place. Could not explore more due to mosquitos bits.. so come with some repellents to enjoy the place

  • Serene mangrove forest in the middle of the busy city of Kochi. Spread in 3.7 hectares Mangalavanam is the abode of different species on birds; both local and migratory. Very nice place to spend some time in the cool shade of the mangrove trees. From the watch tower, you can have a beautiful view. Parking area is inadequate.

  • Like a urban forest. Entry is free. Tree house like structure, mangroves forest are main attractions. It is a small area. U feel the cool breeze once you enter inside.

  • Peaceful spot in the middle of the city Not the most amazing natural spot I've ever visited, but you can immediately feel the temperature drop 5 degrees upon entering the cool shade of the sanctuary. Lots of birds around (you can hear them, even if you can't see all of them), and bats hanging from trees as well. Can't go very far into the park on foot, but that's kind of the point - it's a sanctuary that humans happen to be allowed into, not a zoo. Next to the Kerala High Court, which is a neat building.

  • Unbelievably calm, quiet and green place inside cochin city, behind the high Court. Place is well secured, but not maintained properly. Nothing much to see around, but good place to spend some time in silence. There is no entry fee and no control on the type of people visiting the place, so cannot be called a pure family friendly place.

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