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Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary

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Ernakulum | Behind High Court Building, Kochi (Cochin), India
+91 96000 17031
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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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ethan B
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Williamsburg, Virginia
Avoid if you are not a bird lover

located in centre of city close to marine drive. place is not well maintained . Place was full of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Abhishek L
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“rare birds” (2 reviews)
“mangroves” (3 reviews)
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Ernakulum | Behind High Court Building, Kochi (Cochin), India
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+91 96000 17031
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Ethan B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

located in centre of city close to marine drive. place is not well maintained . Place was full of insects. We could see lot of Bats and nothing else ..Avoid if you travelling with small kids .

Thank Abhishek L
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

It was ok. It can be improved. Its a long stretch where you can observe a lot of birds. If you are not a nature lover you might get bored

Thank Tania M
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary is Closed. Not recommended to visit. No staff is seen. The Sanctuary is not maintained by the government. It is behind the High court but not many people know that it exists. No bird was seen there. But found lots of bats...More

3  Thank SauravNag
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

This was my first spot which I planned to see when I have visited to cochin, what a waste of time and energy, I have no idea what to explore and what to not. There are too much of mosquito and as soon as you...More

1  Thank singhviks
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

The Sanctuary was obviously set up with very good intentions but there is absolutely no upkeep and maintenance so the whole place looks like any typical Government-run so-called tourist attraction. The pathways that were once laid out are now relics. One can hardly walk 200...More

1  Thank Thomas T
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

chew chew chew............ bird chirping..... so a bird sanctuary..... the only difference between my home and this place is variety of birds and beautiful...../

Thank Shiraz P
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We caught the bus from Vypin to the High Court and walked in to this lovely free treat of a place so close to the centre of busy Ernaculum. We were greeted by a kingfisher perched on the welcome sign even before we entered. Inside...More

1  Thank muffinn2
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary is on the heart of Cochin City, in fact exactly on the backside of NIO (national institute of Oceanography). It's a natural sanctuary only, obviously you will not find any caged bird there. The place has good ambience, with a calm and...More

Thank aneescu
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Knowing that it is a bird sanctuary we reached early morning 5am only to find out that it opens at 10am. We anyway reached there by 10am just to watch crows and bats as other birds had gone to their places of rest by then....More

3  Thank Vinita G
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Jayankaykay
28 June 2017|
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Response from abhishekanirudh1997 | Reviewed this property |
i'm not sure about that contact authorities in mangalavam.When i went to school it was booked by school authorities
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Krishnaprasad999
10 January 2015|
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Response from abhishekanirudh1997 | Reviewed this property |
There is no pass for entering to mangalavanam its absolutely free
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