Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary,vembanad Lake And Pathiramanal Island, Kumarakom

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary,vembanad Lake And Pathiramanal Island - A Quick Overview


Address: Kavanattinkara Saktheeswaram Temple Road, Kavanattinkara, Kumarakom, Kerala 686563, India

Phone: +91-9633992977

Ticket Price: 50 INR

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 06:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary,vembanad Lake And Pathiramanal Island, Kumarakom

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.

How To reach Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary,vembanad Lake And Pathiramanal Island by Public Transport

  • You can either drive to sanctuary, or sail down the river to it.

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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary,Vembanad Lake And Pathiramanal Island, Kumarakom Reviews

  • Needs improvement for the internal infrastructure like walking paths, culvert crossings etc. It has a path laid in stones which covers the entire sanctuary. There is an old watch tower , which gives the best views. Covering the entire sanctuary on foot takes about 90 minutes. I have spotted the most common cormorant, brahminy kite, Siberian crane and some turtles. There is a small canal adjacent to the sanctuary. I have taken a country boat ride in the canal and had best views of the sanctuary from the waters. Also, I rowed the country boat for sometime along with the villager and it was a memorable experience.

  • Very good place for couples. Wild like walk of 4 kilometres through lake side view. Season is March to September. But best recommended time for visiting is in monsoon timings. They are charging 50 Rs per head entry fees. Parking space available. 25 Rs per head.

  • One of the rare bird sanctuary, where you will be allowed to walk inside. Its a nice jungle trail of 4 km. Good morning walk. Plus nature at its best. Plus lot many birds. Lovely place

  • Didn't see any birds, maybe i went in an off season. Encountered a comodo dragon and is a nice walk inside the sanctuary. The dustbins are well placed and you can also see the nearby village just separated from the sanctuary by a line of water body.

  • We can see Birds only in season times. otherwise local crows are only there. There is a small walk through inside the bird santuary approx 1and half km. Tourist must go only with guide because inside its a small forest area ! It is a good place for evening and morning walk with good atmosphere without any disturbance. Small ticket fee is there for the pass to get inside.

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