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Address: Kumarakom, India
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6:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching

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Decent place to visit

Given it was my 3rd trip to Kerala and i was done visiting popular places like kochi, munnar, alapuzzah, kumarakoram etc i decided to visit the bird sanctuary. the place is nice... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Given it was my 3rd trip to Kerala and i was done visiting popular places like kochi, munnar, alapuzzah, kumarakoram etc i decided to visit the bird sanctuary. the place is nice and located in vast area. There are many birds across the sanctuary. Its a must visit place

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Although the Bird sanctuary has been must watch in our map, i was never in the hope of finding many birds during the month of June as its the month of monsoon in Kerala. It rains most of the times and hard to find birds. But this sanctuary is a must for morning walk, its like travelling through a thick... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, the bird sanctuary is spread across 14 acres and it is a favorite meeting place of migratory birds. The main attractions are local birds like the waterfowl, 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... More 

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Kottayam, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, the bird sanctuary is spread across 14 acres.Half an hour(15 kms)drive from kottayam city.This is a favourite haunt of migratory birds like the siberian stork, egret, darter, heron.....The best time to bird watch is between June and August. To watch Migratory birds, November to February is the time.Set within the lush acres... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Nice place in the backwaters and the only place to visit in Kumarakom. Avoid the day time , best time to visit is in the morning or late evening and be prepared to walk

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Nice Place nothing much about this place easy to reach. You need to visit this place is a certain season

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We have seen only a few birds ( Hope its due to the rain). Children enjoyed watching various birds. sanctuary is located in a beautiful location

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Good place to go during the season when the birds come... but long walk through literal jungle terrain.. Trek shoes and proper clothes are advised.. Great place for photographers..

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We were there on a wrong time, we were not able to see even a single bird even after walking 3 KM. Checkout for the correct season before you proceed

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The backwaters of Kumarkom had a bird sanctuary. Only few birds were there to watch in the month of May 2015.

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Additional Information about Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Address: Address: Kumarakom, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kumarakom
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm

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