Spread in an area of 14 acres of land, the Kumarakom Bird Sancruary is
located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake in the state of Kerala in south
India. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, known for it varied avian population is
an ornithologist's paradise. The sanctuary is a favourite haunt of local
varieties such as waterfowls, cuckoos and owls, as well as the migratory
Siberian Cranes can be viewed here.
Kerala, in the southern part of India.
The sanctuary has a composed climate. It enjoys a tropical
climate varies between 10 degree centigrade - 26 degree centigrade.
Travel Tips :
Consult the Doctor before you leave for the trip. Get
enough information about the place you are going to visit.
Best Time to Visit :
June and August. To watch Migratory birds,
November to February is the best time.
Nearest Town :
Kottayam (12 km).
International Airport :
At Kochi (76 km) and Thiruvananthapuram (160 km).
Kottayam is connected to major destinations in Kerala by
Kottayam (12 km). Kumarakom can be reached by bus, auto
rickshaw and taxi.
There are several accommodations for all the categories of travellers.
There is one Luxury hotel run by the Taj Kerala Resorts Ltd. Many other
resorts are also available near the sanctuary and in Kumarakom.
Venture Into The Kumarakom
Hire a houseboat or a motorboat to experience the exotic world of
magnificent birds. These are the best means for bird watching on the lake.
The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuaries is the rare haven that offers picturesque
landscapes and is a nature lover's paradise. Set within the lush acres of
wooded land nearby, acquaints you to the variety of migratory birds that
flock in thousands, some from the Himalayas, some even from as far as
Siberia. In addition, you will be thrilled to see the native kingfishers
blazing in psychedelic colours and even delight in the acrobatics of the
The main attractions are local birds like the waterfowl, cuckoo, owl,
egret, heron and the water duck, as well as the migratory Siberian cranes.
Parrots, teal, larks, flycatchers, wood beetle, and other birds are seen
here during their respective migratory seasons.
Also visit Pathiramanal,
an enchanting island on the lake, which can be accessed by boat. This 10
acre island on the backwaters is home to many rare varieties of migratory
birds from different parts of the world.
Nearest attractions at Kumarakom are - Kottayam, Alleppey, Cradomom Hills,
Boat Cruises. You can also go to - Madurai, Cochin or Kochi, Kottayam,
Ernakulam, Munnar. Something you should not miss in Kerala are Backwaters
and Beaches. Also taste the exclusive South India cuisine here.
Extend the Trip
Though entire Kerala will keep you preoccupied through out your trip, if
you desire to go to other part of South India, just move towards Tamil Nadu
and Karnataka, both the state has numerous attractions.
You might not face any problem here. Kumarakom is easily accessible and you
can easily wander around the park. But, you may face problems in
communicating with the common people, as only the educated one are able to
speak English here.
Don't get into any unknown or illegal activity. Do not disturb the local
culture and local atmosphere. Try to be well informed about the routes and
the place you are going to visit. Contact us when and where needed, while on
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