Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

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    Location: Kavanattinkara, Kumarakom, Kerala 686563, India.

    Estimated Visiting Time: 3 to 4 hours

    Kumarakom is a city in Kerala, India. India. It is situated in the district of Kottayam. Kumarakom bird sanctuary is also well known as Vembanad bird sanctuary. This place is very popular among tourists. The people of this city use the Malayalam language. The natural beauty of the city attracts the people most. Kumarakom city is famous for Its bird sanctuary which is over 14 acres. It is really majestic. Mainly Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is located in Kumarakom city under the Kottayam district in the Indian state of Kerala. Kumarakom bird sanctuary is popular for visiting seasonal birds.


    It is one of the most attractive places in the town. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary has many kinds of majestic sites to make various reasons to visit this place. If you are a nature and bird lover you must visit this bird sanctuary. It is very popular and well known for Its majestic look all over India. You can find 180 bird species here which are really attractive to see. It is home to many local and migratory birds.


    A matte black fishing bird in taken from Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary India.

    The Baker’s State is the origin of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary since 1847. But later Henry, who was the progeny of Baker, developed the bird sanctuary and made it more majestic to the visitors. Soon, local and migratory birds choose this land as their home. Now The Kerala Tourism Development Corporation controls this bird sanctuary. Now it is controlled by The Kerala Tourism Development Corporation. The bird sanctuary has 180 kinds of species of birds which are really wonderful to see. Moreover it is the biggest and most attractive bird sanctuary in Kerala and all over India.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Kumarakom bird Sanctuary and backwaters, Kerala.

    The whole view of This place is amazing. You can find 180 bird species here which are really attractive to see. It is home to many local and migratory birds. You can find many kinds of seasonal birds here. There are Waterfowl, Cuckoo, Brahminy Kite, Siberian Crane, Parrot, Flycatcher, Lark, and different kinds of migratory birds which come from the Himalayan region. You can spot a variety of colorful and exotic birds here. Besides the place is neat and clean. The environment of this place is quite good.

    Opening Hours

    Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary opens monday to sunday each and every day of the week 6 AM to 5 PM.

    Entry & Others Fees

    • For Indians (Adult) – Rs. 50
    • For foreigners – Rs. 100

    Near Restaurants

    1. Tharavadu Restaurant (0.6 km from Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary) 
    2. Baker’s Gourmet House (0.6 km from Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary) 
    3. Menani Restaurant (0.6 km from Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary) 
    4. The waterside (4.9 km from Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary) 
    5. Lakshmi Hotel And Resort Restaurant (1.4 km from Kumarakom Bird sanctuary)

    Near Hotels

    1. Kumarakom Lake Resort (1.4 miles from Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary)
    2. Niraamaya Retreats Backwaters And Beyond (1.5 miles from Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary) 
    3. Coconut Lagoon (0.4 miles from Kumarakom Bird sanctuary) 
    4. Aveda Kumarakom (2.9 miles from Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary) 
    5. Backwater Repples (2.9 miles from Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary)

    How to Reach

    By Air: If you want a comfortable journey you can go to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary by air. The nearest airport to this place is Cochin International Airport. It is an international airport. So you can get both domestic and international flights from here. It is almost 80 km away from Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

    By Rail: Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is also reached by train. If you want a peaceful journey you can try it. The nearest railway station to Kumarakom is Kottayam Railway Station.

    By Road: You can also reach this place via road. Buses are always available in Kottayam or you can hire a taxi from Kottayam and easily reach Kumarakom as well as Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

    You can also reach this city by boat. Public ferry is available here. You have to pay just Rs. 20 for a public ferry.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should take a small bag where you can take all the essential things of yours.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Of Course it is safe to visit. There are many volunteers employed to look after it. If you have any need and if you have any problems you can take help from them or for your help here is the local police station location for you.

    Location: Near Kumarakom Market Road, Kottayam – Kumarakom Rd, Kumarakom, Kottayam, Kerala 686563, India

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed inside Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and it is free. You don’t have to pay any extra charge for that.

    Que-03: Is a parking zone available in Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary?

    Ans: Yes, there is a parking zone in Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. You can park your vehicles there. But it is not free. You have to pay some extra charge for it. 

    For four (4) wheelers – Rs. 25

    If you want to save your money, You can also park your vehicles in front of the main gate.

    Que-04: What is theBest time to visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary?

    Ans: This place can be visited any time throughout the year. But the best time to visit this place is between June and August because it is the breeding season. In this time you can find many seasonal birds or migratory birds like Indian Darter, Little Cormorant etc.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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