Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary,vembanad Lake And Pathiramanal IslandCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- 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
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary,vembanad Lake And Pathiramanal Island
Definitely loved it.. it is an awesome place for nature lovers and bird watchers. One can find a mixed ecosystem of water life, birds and animals life. You can also get to see butterflies here
Awesome experience....saw migrating birds and boating was the best.....one can enjoy the constant cool breeze...the boat staff was also very polite... There is no need to afraid as there are life jackets and the boat staff informed us that the water is not like as we see.... We felt that it is was too deep... But the water level was just 3-6ft from ground level..
It was a very good place. Gives us a positive energy. Good place to bring kids. We can give value to our money only in the seasons otherwise it's wasted. No birds in noon seasonal time.
Love this place, you feel so relaxed here. Different breeds of birds coming here in season. Very well maintained. Ambiance is so good to chill out with friends and family.
Beautiful and tranquil little bird sanctuary. December is not the best season for migratory birds and it is recommended to take a boat to see resident species. Mosquito and bug repellent is also recommended- given the forest and water. Entrance to the sanctuary is easy to miss and located right on the main road, adjacent to the Waterscapes report entrance. The pin on Google maps marks the observation tower vs the main entrance with the ticket counter and the interpretation center- so watch out when you map directions to avoid getting lost.