Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

kumarakom-bird-sanctuaryKumarakom Bird Sanctuary is situated on the banks of the Vembanad Lake. Hence it is also called as the Vembanad Bird Sanctuary. It covers an area of 14 acres. There are a large species of migratory bird found here. These migratory birds may be either from the Himalayas or may be even far from there. The flora found here includes mangrove and coconut trees, paddy fields etc.

Some of the local birds found here include waterfowl, cuckoo, heron, duck etc and the migratory birds include teal, flycatcher etc. The best time to visit here is during the months June to August. In order to watch the migratory birds one has to come during the months November to February. The birds get ready to leave the forest in the dawn and it is the best time to watch them. So the bird watchers can take a trek in the early morning to have a look at them.

Another interesting thing which the tourist can do is to take a backwater cruise in the Vembanad Lake. One can reach Pathiramanal Island by travelling in a boat from here. Some other destinations which the tourist can go in this boat trip include Thollayiram Kayal, Poothapandi Kayal etc.

How to Reach
District : Kottayam
Nearest Bus Station : Kottayam bus station at a distance of 15 kms
Nearest Railway Station : Kottayam railway station at a distance of 16 kms
Nearest Airport : Cochin International Airport at a distance of 90 kms