Tharakan's Mayura Thottam is a large peacock garden situated at Ottapidaram
, about 25 km north-west of Tuticorin
, in Tamil Nadu
. As the name suggests it is owned by Mr. P.V. Joseph Tharakan. Spread over 55 acres and covered with guava and coconut groves, this garden is home to over 200 peacocks.
Mayura Thottam is an ideal place for bird watchers. Large numbers of tourists visit the place every year. October and November is the best time to visit during which one can see the peacocks spread out their colorful feathers and dance everywhere.
Tharakan's Mayura Thottam is registered with the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation under the Bed-and-Breakfast scheme. Accommodation facilities are provided to about 50 people.