The sanctuary is located at a distance of thirteen kilometers from Kothamangalam town. The nearest airport is Kochi International airport. The nearest railway station is Aluva. This sanctuary is well connected by road to the airport and railway station. To reach Thattekkad it is necessary to travel first to Perumbavoor town. From there travel towards Kothamanagalam town. It is only about twenty minutes drive from this town.
It is advisable to have food from Kothamangalam town before traveling to the bird sanctuary as there are no good restaurants at Thattekkad. Some visitors also carry food with them.
Accommodation may not be found nearby. There are some accommodation facilities in Kothamangalam town. For bird watching this place is ideal. Both foreign as well as local tourists travel to Thattekkad to spend some time there.
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