Best MonthsSeptember - May
Traveller TypesFamilies, Couples
Rank1 out of 5 attractions in Kumarakom
Places to stay near Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Spread over 14 acres, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a favourite among bird enthusiasts. Migratory birds from the Himalayas and Siberia flock to this sanctuary including the Siberian crane, lark and flycatcher. Tourists also get the chance to visit the paddy fields and lush green forests of the sanctuary.
•Located 0.7km from Coconut Lagoon is the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. The 14 acre bird sanctuary is the favorite spot for migratory birds from all parts of the world. It is a birdwatchers’ paradise and you could make best use of your visit to this place by hiring houseboats and motorboats. It is recommended to visit this place early in the morning.
The next stop was Kumarakam Bird sanctuary. If you come to Kerala, you can't got without seeing a strike. So we were not allowed to go inside the bird sanctuary neither by the police or the guy claiming from the striking party. It is a stretch of 2 km walk with dense forest where one can sight, hear many birds. We took a boat ride near the bird sanctuary and spent some 1-2 hours on the boat.
The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary should definitely be on your Kerala itinerary to spot rare migratory birds such as the Serbian crane, the heron and the egret.Best rated places to stay in Kumarakom1. Manor Backwater Resort - 3500 INR
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a noted bird sanctuary where many species of migratory birds visit. Kumarakom has a wide variety of houseboats and is well known throughout the world for houseboat experience. We had lunch in a boat restaurant owned by Kumarakkam Club.
The bird sanctuary spread across 14 acres is safe home for many migratory birds like Siberian stork, wild duck etc. They live with other birds in flocks such as darters, herons, egret, waterfowls and cuckoos are fascinating sight for the visitors. You need to go early in the morning to see the birds in full glory.
On day 2 we ordered appam & stew (potato gravy made in coconut milk) for breakfast. We ate and ate till the tummy said no more please. :) We clicked so many pictures and I must say the true serenity of the place couldn't be captured in any camera. When we met the owner we had to praise her for the wonderful decor and arrangements. The rooms were so neat and was even equipped with electric kettle and coffee/tea mix. In the evening we visited the bird sanctuary in an auto, but to our disappointment we couldn't see much birds and it was a long walk along muddy paths. It started raining heavily when we were midway and we had to walk back fast before it was dark. I will not advice anyone to visit this place. Rather you should sit back and relax by the lakeside with a coffee and some music. You may also avail the house boat service of the resort at an additional cost.