Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is located on the banks of Vembanad Lake and is spread over 14 acres. Its diversified topography supports a decent population of birds, and its proximity to the enchanting backwaters also adds to the sanctuary's highlights. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is home to many species, including domestic and migratory birds. The birds are known to fly from the high-altitude regions of the Himalayas, while some species even flock down from Siberia.
The best thing about Kumarakom is its means of bird viewing. As the backwaters surround the sanctuary, houseboats or motorboats are considered fit for bird watching. One can also use the locally made rice boat to get close to the birds undisturbed as they play in their natural habitat. Cruising along the Vembanad's placid waters adds to a bird watcher's delight.
Famous Birds to spot in Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
It is home to a decent population of birds, like
- Siberian Stork
- Water Duck
- Siberian Cranes
- Wood Beetles.
Timing of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Open from 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Required: 3 hours (approx.)
Best Time to Visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Thus, in order to spot these rare wandering birds, November to February is the best time. But on the other hand, the time between the months of June and August is also a favorable time to watch exotic and endangered species of birds.
- Bay island Drift Food Museum
- Kumarakom Backwater
- Lake Vembanad
Tips for Visiting Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
- Do not litter in the park as it is home to wildlife animals.
- You need to maintain a friendly environment.
- Do not feed any animals in the Kumarakom National park
- Avoid close encounters and keep calm while witnessing the animals.
- Avoid consuming heavy foods or alcoholic beverages at least one hour before the wildlife safari.
- It would be better to wear appropriate colors.