The Vembanad Bird Sanctuary is one of the most mind-blowing and
pleasing bird sanctuaries you will ever come across. This sanctuary is located
in Kerala in the district of Kottayam along the coastline of VembanadLake. Many
migratory and local birds desire this bird sanctuary as it provides them with a
home. This dreamy destination surrounded by beautiful birds will give you the
most pleasing experience of a lifetime. If you love nature and birds, this is
just the perfect place for you. Along with this, you can have a marvellous
experience of watching birds while relaxing on houseboats/motorboats. You can
rent houseboat according to your convenience. If you want to experience a
lively and pleasant time, you must visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
Situated on the banks of Kavanar river, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is
spread across an area of 14 acres and is managed by Kerala Tourism Development
Corporation. This sanctuary was built in a rubber plantation and taken care by
Englishman named baker’s estate in the earlier days. You can also view these
exquisite birds from neighbouring areas such as PoothanpandiKayal and
Pathirmanal. Birds like owls, cuckoos, waterfowls and herons truly love this
place as it provides them with a home. Even the migratory birds such as the
Siberian Crane come to live here. Some birds are spotted here specifically in
their migratory seasons. These birds travel from places such as the Himalayas
and the Siberia.
Walking through Vembanad Bird Sanctuary is yet another adventurous
experience. You will walk through all sorts of roads and view so many gorgeous
species of birds which will take you to a whole new place. Travellers will find
themselves spending several hours taking snaps of these beautiful birds.
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Bird Watching at the Kumarakom Bird
Numerous birds find The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary dearest to them. If
you’re willing to view different species of birds with vibrant colours, you
should definitely visit the KumarakomBird Sanctuary. Birds migrate from as far
as the Himalayas and Siberia just to enjoy this favourable climate.
You can find a wide varieities of birds here, like cuckoos, egrets,
moorhens, cormorants, water ducks, waterfowls and more.The Indian Cormorants
also are known as Indian shag are present around the backwaters and are found
almost everywhere in Kerala. Most of the birds which migrate here are the
Siberian Crane. Parrot, teal, lark, flycatcher and wood beetle come here only
in specific seasons. Travellers will also come across birds like kingfishers,
golden-backed woodpeckers and night herons, which will altogether enhance your
Walking Trails and Butterfly Garden at
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
A 2 km walk takes the tourists towards the end of the trail.You will
also have to walk back because there is no exit gate. This trail starts at the
ticket office, which is situated near the entrance. Along the way to the trail,
you will come across The Butterfly Garden indicted by a board which preserves
You might get upset and tired and will want to return after walking
for a kilometer, but you should make sure to make no such mistake. There will
be gorgeous white and blackbirds at the watchtower waiting to look at you. The
watchtower comprises of several nests, and you will find birds flying all
around you. These birds stay close by and do not fly outside 500-metre radius;
hence, you will have the most pleasant experience of walking surrounded by
birds. Even though a bird watcher knows much more about birds than a layman,
you will have the most soothing and appealing experience.
Other Things To Do at Kumarakom Bird
You can visit Vembanad Lake and Kavanar Lake for a nice boat ride. You
will find a photo gallery of numerous types of birds that have been to this
sanctuary at the interpretation center, which is situated near the entrance.
You will come across this center in the building next to the ticket counter and
a coffee shop.
You are permitted to take pictures.
Best Time To Visit Kumarakom Bird
November to February is precisely the most convenient time to visit
the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Around this time, you will find birds migrating
from all across the world. If you’re willing to look for local birds, it is
highly recommended to visit the sanctuary from June to August.
Stay Near Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
The Waterscapes Resort, managed by Kerala Tourism Development
Corporation, is situated in the backwaters inside the sanctuary and is just the
right place to stay.This gorgeous resort is located at the coastline the
Vembanad Lake. This sanctuary comprises of only this resort along with some
independent villa houses independent on stilts. The tourists, whether families
or couples can experience the most enjoyable and appealing experience along the
How to Reach Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
The Kottayam railway station is 13 km awayfrom the bird sanctuary. If
you’re travelling by airplane, you’ll have to get down at Cochin International
Airport and then travel for 94 kilometers through road to reach the sanctuary.
Taxies are available from both railway station as well as the airport.