Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, also known as Vembanad Bird Sanctuary is a popular picnic spot in Kerala located on the lovely banks of Vembanad Lake. It is a favorite spot for many people because it is home to numerous local and migratory birds. Even migratory birds from Siberia can be spotted in this bird sanctuary. Many bird watchers and nature lovers visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary regularly in order to spot different bird species. Make your trip to this picnic spot through Kochi Taxi. Log on our website www.KSU.in today to plan your holidays in Kumarakom and visit this bird sanctuary.
A Haven For Migratory Birds
Located in the Kottayam district of Kerala, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a favorite haunt for many migratory birds because of its diversified topography. It spreads over more than area of 14 acres. Visitors can watch different bird species in this sanctuary such as Egret, Kingfisher, Siberian Stork, Flycatcher, Water Fowl, teal and steppe-eagle. Aside watching plenty of bird species, the proximity to the sparkling backwaters also enhance the popularity of this tourist destination. Travelers can enjoy a bit of houseboat cruising during their visit to this enchanting travel destination.
Unique Bird Watching Experience
Visiting the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary provides you the chance to watch many rare bird species. In fact, each visitor can enjoy unique bird watching experience by visiting this picnic spot. The best way to watch the beauty of Kumarakom and to explore its rich avian species is by hiring a houseboat. You can opt for a houseboat or motorboat to enjoy a cruise on the beautiful backwaters of the Vembanad Lake.
The Baker’s mansion in the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is another highlight of this picnic spot. Managed by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation, this property is more than 50 years old. This bird sanctuary is also known as ‘Baker’s Estate because of the presence of this mansion. Just hire a houseboat to enjoy a close watch of birds in this sanctuary in their natural habitat without disturbing them. Cruising through the placid waters of this famous Vembanad Lake certainly enhances the thrill of each bird watcher.
Best Time To Reach
A home to numerous domestic and migratory birds, visiting the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary can be a beautiful experience. Some of the migratory birds in this sanctuary are known to flock down all the way from the high areas of Himalayas while some other species fly from Siberia. The best time to spot these rare bird species from November to February. The period between June and August is also a good time to watch several exotic and rare bird species of this sanctuary. Opt for a boat ride in order to watch numerous birds of this sanctuary.
Best Time To Visit
Kumarakom bird sanctuary is home to a lot of species of birds that include both the domestic as well as migratory birds. The migratory birds are known to fly all the way from the high altitude regions of the Himalayas, while some species even flock down from Siberia. Thus, in order to spot these rare wandering birds, November to February is the best time. On the other hand, the time between the months of June and August is also a favorable time to watch the exotic and endangered species of birds. Opt for a houseboat ride to watch those unique birds at close quarters.
How To Reach
Kumarakom, a small cluster of beautiful islands which is nearly 70 kilometers away from Kochi/Cochin International Airport. Kottayam is the nearest railway station to this bird sanctuary which is about 15 kilometers away. KSRTC offers regular service between Kottayam and Kumarakom.
Entry fee: Rs. 50/- for Indians and Rs.100/- for foreigners
Time: from 6.30 am to 5 pm.