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
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary,vembanad Lake And Pathiramanal Island - Review
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.
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
This place is real close with nature. We will get the feel of walking through a forest. As this place is beside the backwaters nice cool wind that will freshen you up. But even though the name suggests it as a bird sanctuary you will hardly find any birds here. For the names sake a butterfly garden is also here, but not that much butterflies as we expect. Overall a nice place to roam if you want to be more close to nature.
We had visited here July last week and view from bird-watch-tower was mind-blowing. Be prepared for a walk of 2+ KM to reach watch-tower and it will be a good experience. Also lake view inside sanctuary is good. You will able to watch many migratory birds in season time. Boating is also available. Even though nature is at it's best here, govt and visitors should care it well. Otherwise this place will not attract any migratory birds or visitors in near future. For an entry pass Rs50 was charged, but no good facilities provided for tourists. Bird watch towers were not maintained and walkway was very muddy. There should be tourist guides to guide and provide info about migratory birds. Most visitors were college couples and we saw only very few genuine tourists there. The most sad seen was that plastic and other wastes were at the lake-side of the sanctuary. Authority should take actions to keep sanctuary clean and maintain it's eco-system.
But it's a beautiful natural place with lot of trees and thick forest and its nearby Kumarakom backwaters. Early morning hours are the best time to go. It is best to have a guide along. Check the time of the opening before you go. Catch a local boat from the canal point. He will take you to the backwaters and you will see all kinds of many birds as at this time almost all the birds will be in their nests. Awesome place for nature lovers..!
Start of the monsoon ( June, July ) is the best to spot birds. Early morning visit is suggested. You can find rare migratory birds among the bush and trees along the walk through the lush green. Never forget to make use of the watch tower as it gives a splendid view of birds gathering. Please be aware that during off-season, this place is just a hangout point or just for a nice walk in the woods as no birds can be spotted.
Kumarakom has only a couple of places for site seeing, the bird sanctuary being one of them. The hotel staff suggested we go at around 6:30 am if we want to catch bird sitings, but we could only go there by 9. The sanctuary is approximately a 4 km walk to and fro each. The walkway passes through the dense sanctuary and is a pleasant hike. Some of us made the mistake of not wearing full clothes and/or rain shoes. We regretted it. There are plenty of mosquitoes and if you plan on doing photography along the way, they are sure to come bite while you take your time to set the frames and click. Unfortunately we couldn't site any birds, only heard their voices. The last lag of the hike is a slightly difficult one. Till the last lag you will find a pathway of stepping stones and bridges where you may walk upon. In the last leg, however, there is none. You will be walking through swamps, mud and slippy roots. The last lag is also only for those who wish to go to the watch tower and finally see the birds from an aerial view. Thankfully we saw lots of birds on tree tops from the watch tower. Overall it was a good hike. Remember to wear a mosquito repellent, rain shoes and take your camera along and you'll have a great time!