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 Kumarakom3. Illikalam Lakeside Cottages: Rs 1,750