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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is located in Kumarakom which is in Kottayam district of Kerala. Englishman converted rubber plantation into Bird Sanctuary. This is also known as Baker’s Estate.   What to see in Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary: Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is situated on the banks of Kavanar River. Area covered by this sanctuary is 14 acres. Tourists attracts towards Boating riding of this place. Main attractions of this bird sanctuary are Duck, Brahminy Kite, Darter, Moorhen, Cormorant, Heron, Egret, Owl, Cuckoo, and Waterfowl.  These are local birds .To this sanctuary several birds come on migration. Migratory birds are Flycatchers, Lark, Teal, parrot, Siberian Crane. These migratory birds come from two places. Some of these come from Siberia and some of the birds come from Himalayas.   For the natural lovers bird watching is most attractive. Birds will look most beautiful when they are flying over the lake after leaving forest homes. Best time to visit the beauty of the bird flying is before sunrise and an early morning trek.  Bird watch programs also conduct in this place. In 2008, WWF India conducted, 2 bird watching programs. Another attraction of this bird sanctuary is Vembanad Lake. Other name of this lake is Kochi Lake. In Kerala this is the largest wetland. Nehru Trophy Boat race is the major attraction in this lake. Huge varieties of fishes can be seen in this Lake. It is estimated that there are 150 species of fishes in this lake.   What to see around Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary: Pathiramanal: It is located 22kms away from Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. This became an Island when Young Brahmin had divided the lake to perform his prayers. This is the best place to see the migratory birds. Kumarakom:  It is located 14kms away from Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Kumatakom is blessed with backwater reserves of Kerala. Aruikkuzhi Waterfalls: It is located 2kms away from Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Height of these waterfalls is 100 feet. Aymanam Village: other name of this village is Ayemenem. Arundati Roy’s Booker Prize winning novel is God of Small Things. This is set in this village. It is located 14kms away from Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.   Getting to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary: This place is well connected with...

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