Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kerala

The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake 14 km from Kottayam in the south Indian state of Kerala. The sanctuary is spread across 14 acres of land area. It is a haven for the bird watchers.

Avifauna at Kumarakom

The avifauna of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary includes the local birds like the Waterfowl, Cuckoo, Owl, Egret, Heron and the Duck. The migratory birds include the Siberian Cranes, Parrots, Teal, Larks, Flycatchers and Wood Beetle. Also seen are colorful Kingfishers, Herons and woodpeckers.

Safari at Kumarakom

A Houseboat / motorboat cruise along the Vemband Lake is the most popular way to experience the sanctuary. Another option to spot the bird species of the park is to set out on foot on the 1½ km long walking track.

Best Time to Visit

The sanctuary is open all year round. The best time to visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is from June to August. Migratory birds flock from November to February.

How to Reach

By Air: Cochin International Airport (94 km) is the closest airport. By Train: Kottayam (13 kms) is the nearest railway station to the sanctuary. By Road: Kumarakom is excellently connected to Kottayam (13 kms). From here the private cabs and taxis can be hired to reach the sanctuary.

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