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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary In Kumarakom

A paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, nature admirers, and photographers

Tourism in Kumarakom

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Best time to visit
Jul - Mar
Ideal Duration
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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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    Jaynegi's 5 days trip to Kumarakom

    Our kerala trip was good and enjoyed whole trip. Cab was good and the cab driver was also good. We have enjoyed most in Munnar. Thekkady was good and very clean area. Enjoyed here like kathakali and Kalari martialats and enjoyed the Tusker cafe Sadyar thali which is kerala traditional thali in banan
    a leaf. But in private house boat which was not situated in Alleppey it's very from main Alleppey and we have faced most trouble like no hygiene and clean the house boat and food was not good. You can house boat only run approx 3 hour in our full day journey so it was not good experience please improve this service for house boat. Thanks travel triangle for host our trip.
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    Anil

    Jaipur

    Anil's 6 days trip to Kumarakom

    The trip was well organised, all credits to the driver Anup he never let us disappointed and always ready to go anywhere we want. Also he find us best and reasonable shops for shopping. Overall great experience. Every day brought a new experience so can't pick just one best memory out of this trip.
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    Vaibhav's 5 days trip to Kumarakom

    Thanks Mamta mam from Travel Unbounded for Amazing Kerala Trip. I have booked kerala honeymoon trip from travel unbounded in February 2024 and the experience was amazing. Hotels given in Munnar and Alleppey were wonderful, just one hotel at thekkady, was an average hotel and with very spicy food. Ov
    erall it was an beautiful experience. I really Appreciate the service, thanks again for the lovely experience.
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    Nitin Choudhary

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    Nitin's 9 days trip to Kumarakom

    Exeprience was Good, well managed by travel agent Driver knows the itenerary well and well organised. Allepy Hotel- The Hotel room is not hygiened, its not the worth the charge forb1 night stay. Other all Facilities.. are well organised and maintained. *Boat House room pic attached, where washro
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    Overall good. Munnar stay was good, but rest others were not that great. But not aby serious complaints. Agent was very helpful .
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    Bunty's 4 days trip to Kumarakom

    Should work on pre tour related issues, like need to share confirmations and details of trip with the customer so that he will be clear and confident Hotels and the service
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    Ahmedabad

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    Umesh's 5 days trip to Kumarakom

    Kerala Trip with Family was a beautiful trip organised by Namaskaram Travels. Hotels & Cab were perfect in my case. My driver Umesh was very cooperative and soft spoken.
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    Maharashtra

    Anam's 6 days trip to Kumarakom

    Our kerela trip experience was awesome. And the cab driver Prathosht allotted to us was very nice person he always has concern about our safety and showed us all view points. Our first ever houseboat experience at Alleppey was awesome . Thanks alot for making our honeymoon trip memorable
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    Sagholkar

    Mumbai

    Sagholkar's 3 days trip to Kumarakom

    Our Cochin travel was comfortable and awesome . Great help by Mr. Rahjad. Vehicle was neat and clean driver Gopi was very polite and informative. Definitely will recommend.

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    FAQ's of Kumarakom

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    What are the main attractions of this sanctuary?

    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. 

    How can one take a tour of the sanctuary?

    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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