Situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom bird sanctuary is one of the known bird santuary after Thatekadu in Kerala.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is spread across an area of 14 acres,and is the hotspot of migratory birds such as siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal etc
Houseboats and motorboats are available on hire for cruising from sanctuary towards Pathiramanal and nearby areas such as Kaipuzha Muttu, Narakathara, Thollayiram Kayal and Poothapandi Kayal for bird watching. Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) is also operating a backwater resort named Waterscapes, adjacent to the bird santuary.
The main attractions of Kumarakom bird sanctuary are local birds such as the waterfowl, cuckoo, owl, egret, heron and the water duck, as well as the migratory Siberian cranes. Parrots, teal, larks, flycatchers, wood beetle etc. The best time to watch migratory birds is during November to February.
Name: Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Name in Malayalam: കുമരകം പക്ഷി സങ്കേതം
District: Kottayam, Kerala
Other Names: Nil
Entry Fees: Adult(Domestic): 50
Camera Fees: Nil
Known for: Bird Watch, Wildife, Trekking
Visiting hours: 6am to 5pm
Best season to visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary: November to February(Migratory Birds)
Contact details: Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) office:
Ph: +91 481 2525864
Fax: +91 481 2525862
How to reach Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary:
The Bird Sanctuary is about 16kms from Kottayam and is about 50kms from Kochi. Private as well as KSRTC bus are frequently running in this area.
Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 16 km
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 94 km
From Kottayam: Kottyam -> Kumarakom (about 16km)
From Kochi: Kochi ->Cherthala ->Kumarakom (about 50km)