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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom

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See the large set of feathered inhabitants and passing visitors at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, an area rich in avian life and a key stop off on many migratory paths. Set over 5.7 hectares (14 acres) of land south of a regional river, the sanctuary has plentiful woods that host an array of rare resident and migratory birds. Spot resident wetland birds such as Indian darters, little cormorants, several species of egrets and herons, and migratory species such as the Siberian crane, teals, larks, and flycatchers. Make Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary a part of your Kumarakom vacation plans using our Kumarakom vacation trip planner.
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  • When we went to the place it was on strike from past 45 days...don't know the current status but make sure you check with your travel agent and plan accordingly  more »
  • This is my second visit to the Sanctuary. The first was about 3 years ago and we did not find any birds! This time we did see a few birds from the boats that took us around but could not enter the San...  more »
  • Worth visiting the boat ride was good must take a ride for sure you can also stay in boat house some are really good  more »
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  • A pretty natural habitat for the migratory birds. Rare varieties of the birds are to be seen here, but the number is reduced. Ample amount of water bodies in the form of lake and small ponds provide fish as diet for the birds. A few watch towers here and there gives us a view of the birds deep in the sanctuary. Need to walk for around 1 hour around the sanctuary to view the flying birds.The Vembanad Lake is beside the sanctuary. Ample amount of parking space around the main entrance is available.All are advised to carry water which will be required during the hot days as we walk within the sanctuary. A strong high resolution DSLR might be helpful to click the zoomed pics of the birds.
  • Pretty good natural park in kottayam. Really a visual treat for photographers and bird lovers. Easily accessible from the main road. Parking available.
  • Totally green. Good for a walk early morning and watch the different types of birds. The place is very beautiful surrounded by Vempanad lake.
  • Last week I just visited there and it is completely closed because of strike. The staff is told me it's been a month since the strike is started, and no idea when it is over. So please confirm first and then visit.
  • One of the best place for bird lover and wildlife photographers ( if you have good telephoto lens). Can spend 2-3 hours. total walking distance is around 4km. Ticket price for one adult is 50 rs