Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is the most popular tourist attraction in Kumarakom where tourists can enjoy the enchanting beauty of unique avifauna species. Owing to the presence of long stretches of coastline, varied geography and unique climate, Kerala is a home to many bird species. Aside regional birds, a lot of migratory birds make this Indian state a temporary habitat for them. Situated on the scenic banks of the Vembanad Lake, visiting Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a dream of many bird lovers and nature enthusiasts.
Often referred as a paradise of an ornithologist, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a favorite habitat for several migratory birds. Visiting this tourist attraction in Kerala provides the opportunity for travelers to enjoy a lot of unique species like stork, egret, heron, Flycatcher, darter, Wood Beetle, Siberian cranes and teal. It will be a wonder experience for the travelers and nature lovers to enjoy unique bird species and take photographs of them.
Spread across around 14 acres of land, you will be able to see several native birds in this large bird sanctuary like owl, kingfisher, cuckoo and egret. Hiring a motorboat or houseboat is the best way to enjoy birds while you are in this bird sanctuary. It is also advisable to go for a fishing boat or local rice boat for people who would like to experience the rustic native areas in Kumarakom. By choosing this way, it is possible to watch variety of bird species at close and without make them disturbed due to the sounds of motorboats.
Rich collection of exotic local and migratory bird species is the main attraction of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. A large number of Ornithologists and nature photographers from across the globe visit this tourist destination to explore the beauty and its abundant avifauna. In addition to several local bird species, visiting this wonderful place give you the opportunity to watch a lot of endangered species of birds.
In addition to a large number of unique bird species, visitors will get the outstanding opportunity to enjoy the rich flora of the region. Emerald green paddy forests, rich coconut grooves and abundant mangrove forests are exciting to see for them. This diverse collection of geography and trees are also a reason for the variety of avifauna species of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Visitors can also watch a good number of mammals during their visit to this bird sanctuary.
Located in the Kottayam district in Kerala, the nearest airport is Cochin International Airport which is around 76 kilometers way. The nearest Kottayam Railway station is 14 kilometers from this sanctuary. Since this tourist spot is well linked by State and National Highways, it is easy to reach this well known tourist destination in Kerala.