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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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  • Stayed at basic inexpensive, Cruise ‘N Lake, room, (phone 2525804). They hooked me up with a guide with a boat...spent the morning, gently, paddling through the backwaters..got some good shots... Stor...  more »
  • We visited the sanctuary early in the morning around 6.30 a.m., as suggested by the staff of the sanctuary. The watching tower is around 2 Kms from the main gate and we had a nice walk. We could see a...  more »
  • We went to visit the park early morning. The gates open from 6:30am. There are no maps to indicate how far the destinations actually are. It was a good walk . It is not for the elderly or if you need ...  more »
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  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary gives you a book worth collections of memories. The topography of this place skirts its coast with the lake vembanad - the water way for many House boats. Trails often thru the banks are wet due to the rains but attracts birds n wild habitats. Boating, Fishing, Food, Trials n Photography is a key activities surrounding this bird sanctuary. The entry fee is quite nominal and place is well maintained. Private boats are available, that take you round the back water ways. The Locals are friendly and can advice on the area where you can enjoy good food and Kerala culture.
  • This is an ideal place for early morning or early evening outing. Best time is 7 am to 10 am and 3pm to 6pm. But bird sightings are seasonal. Oct to Feb is best. Still the sanctuary may be visited in other seasons for hiking or watching the resident birds and other inhabitants of the wetland like turtles, otters, varanus etc amidst the refreshing wetland vegetation. Entry fee is Rs50 for Indian visitors and student groups will get concession on proper ID cards or letter from institutions. Avoid visiting the sanctuary during the monsoon.
  • Kumarkom bird sanctuary is near to Kumarkom tourist village. There are plenty of migratory birds in the sanctuary. The sanctuary is merged with Vembanad Lake. The ideal time to visit the sanctuary is early morning.
  • Kumarakom set around the glistening backwaters is the paradise for the ornithologist's along with being a favorite hunt for the migratory birds. The main attractions of local bird found in Kumarakom include owl, moorhen, cuckoo, brahminy kite, teal, flycatcher, lark, darter, cormorant, egret, waterfowl, heron along with migratory bird called Siberian crane. The main reason which works in making Kumarakom as the perfect holiday destination for birdwatchers is that many migratory birds from the Himalayas and from as far as Siberia approach Kumarakom during the migratory season. Dawn is the ideal time to enjoy the splendid bird watching tour. As this is the time when the birds leave their nest and fly over the lake in search of food and water. It is rather advisable that bird watcher leaves early morning for their wildlife trek, well before sunrise. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, situated on the banks of the Vembanand Lake is famed for sheltering a diverse and multitude variety of birds that are both migratory and native. These birds fly down to this area during the winters to seek refuge from the harsh cold climate conditions of their place of origin. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary spread in the wide area of 14 acres on the southern bank of Kavanar River features well laid paths that allow for convenient moving around within the sanctuary. While being at this bird sanctuary the visitors can also enjoy an enchanting boat ride on the Vembanad Lake. The surroundings of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary make it one of the best place to enjoy a long nature-walk along with indulging in bird watching activities. Being here one may even get a chance to spot a new species of bird which is still to be featured in the long list birds that are found in this area. The best time to visit this magnificent bird sanctuary is during June to August and for those heading here to satiate their quest to visit migratory birds then plan a trip around November to February. The other neighboring area placed around the Kumarakom which provide for equally great bird watching experience include Pathirmanal, Thollairam Kayal, Kaipuzha Muttu and Poothanpandi Kayal.
  • The place is easy to find via google maps. The entry fee is reasonable. However the tidiness can be a little more. I see platics around the place. The walk bridges should be maintained better. Overall my experience was below average. May be because of the season I visit. The toilet infrastructure should be maintained better being a tourist spot.