Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

» Location : 12 Kms From Kottayam, Kerala

» Main Attractions : Water Fowls, Siberian Cranes

» Best Season : June To August

» Nearby Attraction : Vembanad Lake

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, situated on the banks of the Vembanand Lake is known for its varied avian population. Local varieties such as waterfowls, cuckoos and owls, as well as the migratory Siberian Cranes can be viewed here.

The Kumarakom Tourist Complex, sprawling over 101 acres of enchanting wooded land and lake, was built around the 50-year-old ‘Baker’s Mansion’, which was earlier a small hotel run by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC).

Now the complex has been renovated in grand style by the Taj Kerala Resorts Ltd. Boats are available on hire for a a cruise around the sanctuary.

Wild Population of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuarykerala-wildlife5
The main attractions are local birds like the water fowl, 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.

Viewing The Wild – Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Houseboats and motor boats 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.