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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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Shankhumugham Beach

Shankhumugham Beach

in Beach, Boating, Fort, Kerala, Musuem, Nature, South India, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Shankhumugham Beach is situated in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. This is the perfect place to enjoy during the evening timings. Fishing activity takes place in this beach.   What to see in Shankhumugham Beach: Shankhumugham Beach is located 8kms away from Thiruvananthapuram. This place is also known as Arattukadavu of Sri Ananthapadmanabhan. At the time of Ganesh Chaturdhi, Nimarjan activity takes place in this beach. During special occasions, huge people perform Bali Tharpanam at this beach. Images of Lord Krishna, Lord Narasimha and Lord Phadmanabhaswamy will be taken to Laccadive Sea which is located in Shankhumugham Beach. After dipped the images in the beach those will be taken back to the temple in procession. This is the end of the festival.   Another attraction of this beach is sculptures of Mermaid. This statue is 35meters long. With the intension to make the children learn about the traffic rules and regulations, Jawaharlal Nehru Park of Traffic Signs for children is placed here. Cycling facility is the major attraction in the park for children. Other attractions of this place are landscaped gardens, restaurants and speed boats.   Skating school is situated at this beach. Coaching will be given in this school. Indoor sports complex is also situated here. In this complex Table tennis and Badminton plays here.   What to see around Shankhumugham Beach: Thiruvananthapuram: It is located 7kms away from Shankhumugham Beach. Major attractions of Thiruvananthapuram are Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Zoological Park, Napier Museum, Kanakakunnu Palace, Natural History Museum, East Fort, Mahadeva Temple, and Kuthiramalika Palace Museum. Padmanabhapuram Palace: It is one of the most attractive Palaces in the world which is situated in Kovalam. This palace is famous for Granite dance halls, Clock Tower, Carved Mahogany Ceilings. It is situated 12kms away from Shankhumugham Beach. Veli: It is located 5kms away from Shankhumugham Beach. In this place Veli Lake is separated from Arabian Sea by a sand bar. Water Sports is most famous in Veli. Kovalam: It is located 12kms away from Shankhumugham Beach. This place is famous for Beach. It is one of the best beaches in the world. Other Attractions nearby Shankhumugham Beach: Other Attractions nearby Shankhumugham Beach are Marine Aquarium, Samudra Beach, Kovalam beach, Poovar Island,...

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