Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary,vembanad Lake And Pathiramanal IslandCurrently Closed
- Address: Kavanattinkara Saktheeswaram Temple Road, Kavanattinkara, Kumarakom, Kerala 686563, India
- Timings: 06:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-9633992977
- Ticket Price: 50 INR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Island, Family And Kids, Lake, Bird Watching
A birdie’s paradise, this sanctuary on the banks of Vembanad Lake hosts thousands of migratory birds - stork, egret, darter, heron and teal. They come form the Himalayas, and they come from even further north than that, such as the Siberian Crane. Parrot, lark, flycatcher, waterfowl, cuckoo, owl, cormorant, moorhen, and brahminy kite make up the rest of the species you might catch. The 10 acre Pathiramanal(meaning ‘Nightsand’) in the middle of the lake is another good place to catch bird. But it can only be accessed by boat.Though the main migrations happen for the winter between November and May, summer months such as June and August also see lively population for the breeding season.
As for the lake itself, Vembanad is the longest lake in India, and the best way to enjoy it is on houseboat. It makes Kerala’s famous backwaters come alive like nothing else can. Check the Kumarakom City Page on how to acquire a houseboat. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Kumarakom itinerary 3 days.
- You can either drive to sanctuary, or sail down the river to it.
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95% of people who visit Kumarakom include Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary,vembanad Lake And Pathiramanal Island in their plan
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52.03% of people start their Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary,vembanad Lake And Pathiramanal Island visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary,vembanad Lake And Pathiramanal Island
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An amazing place. The swampy forest might be one of the last reminiscent patches of the natural vegetation which might have covered this region. Though I visited off-season and also in the hot hours for birding, plenty of turtles and monitor lizards were sighted. Cleanliness in the sanctuary has been maintained.
Well decorated and full of greenery. If you are lucky then you will see exotic birds here and there. Avoid visiting this place in the afternoon as you would not find many birds. It's a bit costly for a stroll in the wilderness and you are more likely to find local couples here and there. It is better to rent a boat. Although the staff had a language problem, the experience was good.
Good place to walk. Entry Rs. 50 per person. No great view but green all around. Not maintained much but lot better than 20years back.
Take a stroll into the wild rather than taking a boat.... Sanctuary opens at 6:30. Try to enter the sanctuary as early as possible to get view of the exotic birds....
Good place for a nice walk and to enjoy beautiful wildlife. To see birds, you should come at season when migratory birds come to this place. You should also have a bit of knowledge about birds and their habitat. Seeing birds is also a matter of luck. Lots of tortoise can be seen in the swamps. Most preferred time is early morning when birds are in their nests or around the area.