Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Scenic Spot

 

Overview

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary in Kottayam district, state of Kerala, Located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake. Set in the Kerala Backwaters the bird sanctuary is a favourite haunt of migratory birds.The sanctuary is spread over 14 acres  on the southern bank of the Kavanar River.The main attractions are local birds like waterfowl, cuckoo, owl, egret, heron, cormorant, moorhen, darter, and brahminy kite, as well as the migratory Siberian crane. Parrot, teal, lark, flycatcher, and other birds are seen here during their respective migratory seasons. Some of the migratory birds come from the Himalayas, and a few from Siberia.This 10 acre island on the backwaters is home to many rare varieties of migratory birds from different parts of the world. According to mythology a young Brahmin dived into the Vembanad Lake to perform his evening ablutions and the water madeway for the land to rise from below.A large number of mangrove forests cover most of the area here. Green paddy fields and coconut grooves provide a perfect home to birds. The flora of this rugged terrain adds colors to this picturesque bird sanctuary.  The island can be accessed only by boat. A cruise along the Vembanad Lake is the best way to experience the sanctuary. Motorboats are available on hire for bird watching cruises on the lake.
 
Best Time To Visit 
 
The best time to bird watch is between June and August. To watch Migratory birds, November to February is the best time.
 
Road :Kottayam is 14 km from Kumarakom and connected to rest of the country of India by both State Highways and National Highways. From here taxis and auto rickshaws are available for reaching the sanctuary.
 
Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 13 km
 
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 94 km
 

Location

Country
India
State
Kerala
City
Kottayam
Location
Kumarakom
Address
Bird Sanctuary, Kavanattinkara Saktheeswaram Temple Road, Kavanattinkara, Kumarakom, Kottayam district, Kerala 686563
Contact Info
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Kumarakom
Nearest Railway Station
Kottayam (KTYM)
Nearest Airport
Cochin International Airport
IN
latitude : 10.152000430 longitude :76.401901250
Corporation : Cochin
GPS Code : VOCI
Area
14 acres
Visiting Hours
Open today · 6:30 am – 5:00 pm

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