Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary In Kumarakom

A paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, nature admirers, and photographers

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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (Kerala)

The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is situated near the beautiful Vembanad Lake. Home to hundreds of migratory birds, the sanctuary is sprawled across more than 14 acres of lush green land. It is a must visit for tourists who admire nature or love watching birds. Wrapped in an evergreen setting, this sanctuary is one of the most popular attractions in Kumarakom. It takes around two to three hours to explore this place to your heart’s content, so make sure you plan your visit accordingly.

History of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary was formally known as the Baker’s Estate and it was a wetland area where Alfred George Baker started to convert the wetland into fertile land and planted mangroves in around 10 acres of the land. Soo, migratory and other birds started to flew to this land and hence the land was converted into a bird sanctuary and is currently taken care of by KTDC (Kerala Tourism Development Corporation).

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary Attractions

The major attraction of the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is the local and the migratory birds. One can spot birds like cuckoo, owl, heron, waterfowl, water duck, Siberian cranes, teal, larks, wood beetle, parrots, flycatchers, and many more birds. This place is a heaven for wildlife photographers and nature lovers. The best way to have a look of the birds is through houseboats and motorboats cruises which are available on the lake.

Some of the birds in Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, which you spot are woodpeckers, egrets, cuckoo, waterfowl, Siberian cranes, parrots, and larks.

Kumarakom bird sanctuary timings for all days of the week are from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. While the Kumarakom bird sanctuary entrance fee for all adults is INR 50. <readmore>If you're looking for a specific Kumarakom bird sanctuary season to plan your visit, schedule your trip between November to February, which is considered the best time to watch migratory birds. Whereas for those looking to have a better view of the local birds, the months of June to August are the best. You can either take a walk across the sanctuary or indulge in a houseboat or motorboat cruise.

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Vasanthi's 6 days trip to Kumarakom

Nice arrangement and services. kOVALAM, ALLEPPEY AND MUNNAR

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Deepikagupta's 6 days trip to Kumarakom

The trip was good we just didn't had the good experience with Houseboat.


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Bhujanga's 4 days trip to Kumarakom

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Trip was nice but hotel was booked very far from city and I updated the agent also about same thing. Alleppey houseboat experience.

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FAQ's of Kumarakom

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This sanctuary is a haven for bird lovers. The main attractions are the local as well as migratory birds. Another attraction is the island nearby, which also offers bird-watching opportunities. 

Houseboats and motorboats can be hired for taking a tour of the sanctuary. You can also take a cruise for bird watching.

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