Sprawled across 14 acres, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary near Kottayam, India is an ornithologist's paradise.
The sanctuary hosts a large variety of birds, including migratory species from different parts of the world. Birding enthusiasts can enjoy bird watching from motorboats or houseboats on the lake, especially during dawn and dusk. There are few watch towers installed too for wonderful views of the birds.
The best time to visit the place is in between November and February when a large number of birds gather here. A visit to the sanctuary, set amidst lush green forests and beside the Vembanad Lake is sure to be a rejuvenating and thrilling experience.Places nearby:
Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary: Famous Mangrove Vegetation in Cochin 43 km / 27 mi
Eravikulam National Park: Home of the Endangered Nilgiri Tahr 89 km / 55 mi
Mattupetty Dam Lake: Best Soothing Spot in Munnar 95 km / 59 mi
Echo Point In Munnar, India: Hear The Booming Echoes 96 km / 59 mi
Veli Tourist Village: Unique Picnicking and Boating Opportunities 134 km / 83 mi