Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary Kerala

Unique and diverse typography of Kumarakom is home to some of the peculiar variances of birds. This 14-acre bird sanctuary is sprawling on the eastern banks of the Vembanad Lake. As per the fact, the bird sanctuary was earlier a tree plantation. Alfred George Baker laid the foundations of Kumarakom village and the bird sanctuary by reclaiming 500 acres of wetlands from the Vembanad lake during the 1840s. Later, the descendent of Baker, Henry developed this bird sanctuary and made it more attractive to draw tourists. Formerly, the bird sanctuary was famous by the name of Baker's Estate. A vast variety of birds including endangered species like waterfowl, egret, heron, cormorant and Brahminy kite can be spotted here. A leisure walk through the lush green forest will show tourists the best of Kumarakom. A cruise along the Vembanad Lake is the best way to experience the sanctuary.

Address

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom 686563, Kerala, India

Timing

06:00 AM to 06:00 PM, Open all day

Flora Spotted Here

Paddy fields, Coconut Groove, Mangrove Forest

Avian Fauna Spotted Here

Waterfowl, Egret, Duck, Moorhen, Cuckoo, Owl, Brahminy Kite, Heron Darter, Cormorant, Siberian Cranes, Teals, Larks, Parrots, Flycatchers

Best time to Visit

June to August & November to February to see migratory birds

  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kerala
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