Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is located 12 KM from Kottayam in Kerala. Stands on the banks of the Vembanad Lake the Kumarakom bird sanctuary is spread across 101 acres. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is the finest bird sanctuaries in India. If you have always been interested in birds and you want to know how the birds alive their natural life then you must visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
Fact About Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Address: Kavanattinkara Saktheeswaram Temple Road, Kavanattinkara, Kumarakom, Kerala
Location: On the banks of the Vembanad Lake
Phone Number: +91-481-2525864
Area Covered: 101 acres
Nearest Attractions: Vembanad Lake
Signification: One of the finest bird sanctuaries in India
Main Attraction: Local birds like the waterfowl, cuckoo, owl, egret, heron and the water duck etc.
Famous As: Bird Sanctuary
Website for booking: https://www.keralatourism.org
How to reach By Air: The nearest Airport is Cochin International airport just 76 KM from Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
How to reach By Rail: Kottayam Railway station (Ktym) is 13 KM from Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
How to reach By Bus or Road: Bus station is 1 Km from Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
The bird sanctuary is 5 km from Kottayam city was formerly known as Baker’s Estate. The main attractions are local birds like the Siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal and also the other one are pin-tailed duck, garganey teal, spot-billed duck, birds of prey like osprey, marsh harrier, steppe eagle, etc. Houseboats and motorboats are available on hire for bird watching cruises on the lake.
Entry Fee and Timing for Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Open Days: All days of the week
Visit Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Timing: 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Best time to visit: Between June and August
Entry Fee for Indian: Rs. 50/- per adult
Entry Fee for Foreigner: Rs. 100/- per adult
The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a good place to go for a walk. It is a nice place inside a forest and near the lake, however it is quite a long walk and also very hot and humid. You can see pelicans, different types of cranes and hundreds of Indian cormorant. If you can visit in early morning than the best experience of sight-seeing.