Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary

Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is situated in Malappuram District of the south Indian state of Kerala. Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is spread over a group of islands where the Kadalundi River (KadalundiPuzha) flows into the Arabian Sea.

Kadalundi Bird SanctuaryKadalundi Bird Sanctuary

There are many species or kinds of birds at this Bird Sanctuary. There are around a 100 species of native birds found at Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary with an area of around two square kilometers. Migratory birds numbering around 60 species are also included in this list. There is also a large variety of mussels, fish and crabs in the sanctuary. Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary has a hill at a height of around 200 meters above sea level, which provides a superb view of the Arabian sea and the mouth of river Kadalundi.

The ideal months to visit the bird sanctuary at Kadalundi is from November to April, after the Monsoon season. Boat ride (or boat cruise) in the sea coast is offered to tourists by Kerala state Forest Department, to watch sea turtles. Wildlife Sanctuary at Wayanad is a nearby wildlife sanctuary to Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary.

How Do I Go to Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary in Kerala?

Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is at a distance of 19 kilometers from Kozhikode alias Calicut.

The nearest railway station to bird sanctuary at Kadalundi is Kadalundi Railway station, with station code “KN”. This is a small railway station and only very few trains stops there. Train No 16859, Chennai Egmore Mangalore Express, is the only long distance train which stops at Kadalundi. The major nearest railway station where all trains stops is the one at Kozhikode (previously known as Calicut), with station code “CLT”.

The nearest airport to Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is at Karipur (known as Kozhikode International Airport), at a distance of around 23 kilometers from Kozhikode city.

Maldives – the Heaven for a Tourist

Maldives the Heaven for a Tourist

Maldives (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Maldives islands, the Heaven of a Tourist, is a group of islands on the Indian Ocean, near to Laskshadweep islands of India and Sri Lanka. Maldives is a Presidential republic and is the smallest country in Asia in terms of population and area. Male is the Capital city.

1200 low-lying coral islands, which are all very small, lying in the  Indian Ocean are collectively known as Maldives. Only 198 islands are occupied. It has got a population of around 3 lack people. Other islands are used mainly for tourism. Many islands have population of less than 200 people!

Around 28 % of The Gross Domestic Product is from Tourism. Maldives is famous for its blue ocean and white beaches and is ranked as the best recreational diving destinations in the world. Around a million tourists visit Maldives every year and the number is increasing exponentially over the last few years.

Agriculture is the other  economic activity in Maldives.

Maldives islands are well known for the coral life in the islands. Whales, Dolphins, Sea turtles, etc, are found in large numbers.

How Do I Go to Maldives?

You can take a flight to go Maldives. There are Four international and Three domestic airports in Maldives.

There are many ports, harbors  jetties in Maldives.

Paved Roads are very few; Only 80 to 90 Kilometers of roads are there in total!

There is no railway system in Maldives.