Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

 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.

Key Factors
State : Kerala, in the southern part of India.
Climate : The sanctuary has a composed climate. It enjoys a tropical climate varies between 10 degree centigrade - 26 degree centigrade.
Area : 101 acres.
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).

How to Reach
International Airport : At Chennai & Bangalore.
Airport : At Kochi (76 km) and Thiruvananthapuram (160 km).
Railways : Kottayam is connected to major destinations in Kerala by rail.
Road : Kottayam (12 km). Kumarakom can be reached by bus, auto rickshaw and taxi.

Taj Kerala Resorts, Near Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary Stay There
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.

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 paradise fly-catchers.

The Avifauna
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
 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 TripExtend the Trip to Tamilnadu from Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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.

Few Difficulties
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.

Few Suggestions
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 a wildlife India Tour.

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