Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, situated on the banks of the Vembanand Lake is
known for its varied avian population. Local varieties such as waterfowls,
cuckoos and owls, as well as the migratory Siberian Cranes can be viewed
The Kumarakom Tourist Complex, sprawling over 101 acres of enchanting
wooded land and lake, was built around the 50-year-old 'Baker's Mansion',
which was earlier a small hotel run by the Kerala Tourism Development
Now the complex has been renovated in grand style by the Taj Kerala Resorts
Ltd. Boats are available on hire for a a cruise around the sanctuary.
Wild Population - Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
The main attractions are local birds like the water fowl, cuckoo, owl,
egret, heron and the water duck, as well as the migratory Siberian cranes.
Parrots, teal, larks, flycatchers, wood beetle, and other birds are seen
here during their respective migratory seasons.
The Wild - Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Houseboats and motor boats are available on hire for bird watching cruises
on the lake.
Best Time To Visit
The best time to bird watch is between June and August . To watch Migratory
birds, November to February is the best time.