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.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom 686563, Kerala, India
06:00 AM to 06:00 PM, Open all day
Paddy fields, Coconut Groove, Mangrove Forest
Waterfowl, Egret, Duck, Moorhen, Cuckoo, Owl, Brahminy Kite, Heron Darter, Cormorant, Siberian Cranes, Teals, Larks, Parrots, Flycatchers
June to August & November to February to see migratory birds