Arippa bird sanctuary, located at the foot of western ghats
Arippa bird sanctuary , a rare kind of sanctuary in trivandrum
Arippa bird sanctuary is the famous hot spot for preserving the wild environment. the wild tourism promoted in the sanctuary which belongs to the eco tourism in kerala which promoted by the district tourism promotion council. the location is situated 32 km away from trivandrum city. this is the best spot for watching the birds by the peoples who are interested in bird watching, the ere are many species of domestic and migratory birds located here seasonally according to the climate change. the beautiful picnic spot is located at the foot of western ghats. the arippa bird sanctuary is the only bird sanctuary in kerala and which is located at trivandrum shengottai high way.
There are many tourist activities promoted by the ecotourism project which include jungle camp, trekking, bird watching etc. there is much guides for the advice during the tourist activities sometimes the tribal of this areas functions the duty of guides with good service and provides best instructions for the visitors in arippa bird sanctuary. in local language of kerala arippa means a filter which may be derived from some geographical features or the stories bend the name. there is 186 hectares of tourist area spread in this forest which entertains the visitors and serves as the best and evergreen picnic spot in kerala.
Thattekkad, kumarakam, choolannur, magalavanam are some major bird sanctuaries in kerala, the arippa bird sanctuary has equal prominence to these all bird sanctuaries in kerala. salim ali is the famous ornithologist who contribute many things to kerala and all over india. evergreen tropical forests are the prime attraction of the destination and which are the backbone of the rich biodiversity in these areas too much. the best season to visit the sanctuary is from march to december because of the highest number of birds during these seasons. trivandrum is the major city having the road, train and airport facilities.