Sunday, September 25, 2011

Kumarakom Boating, Bird Sanctuary at Kottayam


Located on the shores of Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary in Kottayam is touted as ornithologists' paradise. It will be a paradise of ornithologists only when the Siberian and other birds start arriving here in late November through late January.

I have visited the place two times. I haven't seen any birds on both occasions. Then again, I visited the place off season and I reached the place in the afternoon. Avid bird watchers (evidently I am not one) vouch to visit the sanctuary early in the morning to get a glimpse of birds leaving the nests in search of food. Maybe, I will visit this place once again while in season. In any case, the walk the paved path along the 14 acres of mangrove forest is a hearty experience.

If it is not raining, you can enjoy boating along the Vembanad Lake. There is also water routes connected to Kottayam and Alappuzha from Kumarakom. Boating is always a great experience. You can enjoy the cool tropical climate, rich water bodies, and splendid greenery.

Location @ Google Maps

11 comments :

  1. kerala is the best place to spend holidays in south india and the most important thing is you can find a very good connectivity from any where in india.its a very colorful state

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  2. Kumarakom is an excellant place to relax.It is a calm and peaceful area and
    you feel you are close to nature.You can enjoy early morning boating and to watch
    different variety of birds.
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  4. Nice, Cool pics and informative

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  5. this is a nice posting `travel related information.....

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  6. Rajasthan Tour operators have researched on the fact that where the people really want to return to the magical fantasy associated with the place.

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  7. I have visited this places several times and i enjoyed my trip to kerala

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  9. Thanks for sharing such a useful information.
    I will be visiting Kerala Backwaters in Kumarakom West next month. Have heard lot about it and am very excited. I would be staying at the Park on Vembanad Lake Resort.

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  10. Nice blog.. Seems like a great adventure.. Great.. You can also more stuff here Travel to Kerala

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  11. nice photos.....
    very informative blog
    thanks.

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