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“Blends with Adisham”

Thangamale Bird Sanctuary
Reviewed September 10, 2013

The history blends with Adisham monastery as it was made a sanctuary by Lord Caldecot who was the governor of Ceylon & the best friend of Sir Thomas Villiers. It was to protect any one building anything near Adisham that Sir Villiers wanted Lord Caldecot to declair Thangamale a sanctuary. This has paid off. Thangamale is a lovely place & Adisham is nestled in it.

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Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Thangamalai sanctuary is a short walk (or quick tuk tuk ride) 3km west from Haputale and if you have an interest in birdwatching you could do far worse than spend a few hours walking the clear trail through the forests along the ridge to neighbouring villages.

Pick up the trail head from immediately left of the gates to Adisham bungalow. Birds I saw on the day include spot winged thrush, black naped monarch, dull blue flycatcher, bar winged flycatcher shrike, yellow eared bulbul, velvet fronted nuthatch, grey headed canary flycatcher, malabar trogon, scimitar babbler, black eagle and others. Giant squirrels can also be seen. A friend saw civets in the trees (evening) as well as porcupine and (I think) barking deer. He also befriended a local guide, Babi (sic) at the strawberry stall on the way up who was happy to help out, tip the man well!

A great little spot and best of all it's free, for now. More productive than some of the pricey reserves on the island. Could produce interesting owls, blue magpie and perhaps the frogmouth...

4  Thank Harry F
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

The Thangamalai Bird Sanctuary is home to blue magpies, paradise flycatchers, green barbets, mini-verts hornbills, golden orioles and a host of other bird life. The Benedictine Monastery of Adisham borders this sanctuary. If time permits try to walk through the sanctuary to the monastery, taking in the cool breeze and peaceful atmosphere.

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