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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Kumarakom Bird SanctuaryThe Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is highly rich in its sheer scenic beauty. It is rightly known as a heaven to birds. The great collection of birds here is a remarkable thing. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, Kerala, India. This bird sanctuary is spread over across 14 acres of land. Also known as the ornithologist's paradise, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is one of the most favorite hubs of migratory birds. The prominent species include the Siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary – Introduction
Kumarakom bird sanctuary happily hosts more than a few hundred varieties of native birds. Every year, over 60 species of migratory birds flock here in large numbers. The Kumarakom bird sanctuary is also celebrated for a large variety of fish, mussels and crabs.

Wildlife in Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
The Kumarakom bird sanctuary is celebrated for its flora and fauna. The prime attractions here are very beautiful local birds like cuckoo, egret, owl, the water duck, heron and the waterfowl. To add to the beauty there is the migratory Siberian cranes. Other migratory birds include well-known names such as Parrots, flycatchers, wood beetle, larks, and many others. These birds could be found during their respective migratory seasons only. One can also see a variety of species of butterflies and moths flutter by. There are many species of mudskippers, crabs, and turtles on the shoreline. One can also find fish and even crocodiles deeper in the water.

Along with the birds, the animals that increase the majesty of this place include Bears, Elephants, civet cats, lion-tailed macaque, Deer, monkeys, Tigers, Nilgiri Tahr, Wild Pigs, Leopards, leopards, deer, squirrels including the Malabar giant squirrel.. Also there are many varieties of snakes like Python, Cobra, Ciper, Rat Snake, and Iguana. Nobody should miss to see birds like Hornbills, Wood Peckers and King Fishers.Along with the birds, the animals that increase the majesty of this place include Bears, Elephants, civet cats, lion-tailed macaque, Deer, monkeys, Tigers, Nilgiri Tahr, Wild Pigs, Leopards, leopards, deer, squirrels including the Malabar giant squirrel.. Also there are many varieties of snakes like Python, Cobra, Ciper, Rat Snake, and Iguana. Nobody should miss to see birds like Hornbills, Wood Peckers and King Fishers.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary - Tourist Information

Climate – The climate here in the Kumarakom Bird sanctuary remains excellent through out most of the year due to its location along the coast.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary Best time to visit – June to August is the best time to visit the Kumarakom Bird sanctuary. However, for seeing the migratory birds, November to February is the best time to visit.

Getting there -

By Air - The nearest airport to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is the Kochi Airport Nedumbassery, which is at a distance of 106 kilometers only.
Rail - The nearest railway station to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is the Kottayam railway Junction, which is at a distance of about 15 kilometers only.
Roads - The Kumarakom Bird sanctuary can be reached from Kottayam, which is at a distance of 15 kilometers only.


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