Popular hotspot for watching local and migratory birds

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary In Kumarakom

A paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, nature admirers, and photographers
Tourism in Kumarakom

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Jul - Mar
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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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  • Pathiramanal Island In Kumarakom

    A small but beautiful island in the Alappuzha district of Kerala, Pathiramanal Island is one of the best kept secrets of the state. For those wondeirng how to reach pathiramanal, it is located in the centre of Vembanad Lake. Loosely referring to “sands of night”, the Pathiramanal Island Kerala is a major tourist destination...

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  • Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall In Kumarakom

    Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls is one of the most popular picnic spots near Kumarakom, and rightly so. It is a beautiful place that has a gushing waterfall rushing down from a height of 100 mts. There is lush greenery all around making it one of the best getaways for all. Tourists, as well as locals, can visit this waterfall for a ...

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  • Kumarakom Backwaters

    The beauty of the Kumarakom Backwaters lies in its tranquility. A sense of peace prevails as you glide across the calm canals, past the small fishing villages and further towards the edge of the sea. When in Kerala, tourists make sure that they spend at least a night or a few hours at the backwaters, if not on an overnight ...

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  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary In Kumarakom

    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 ...

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  • Vembanad Lake In Kumarakom

    The longest lake in India, Vembanad Lake is one of the most popular attractions in Kerala. The largest lake in Kerala, one of the largest in the country and even one of the largest freshwater lakes in the continent, Vembanad Lake is a tranquil spot for those looking to relax and enjoy their vacation away from the hustle bu...

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    Munnar experience was very good,saw tea gardens and food was also very nice. Driver was also very nice.I will rate my experience with Travel Triangle as 9.5. Munnar experience was very good,saw tea gardens and food was also very nice. Driver was also very nice.

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    Except for thekkady hotel, everything was very good Except for Thekkady hotel everything was very good

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    it was a nice trip I've recommended to so many people as well The houseboat was very good, Tranquil valley resort was very good.

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    It was a good experience the cab driver was good It was a good experience the cab driver was good

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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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