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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is located on the banks of the picturesque Vembanad Lake. It is one of the most sought-after wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala. Tucked away in sprawling14 acres land, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary in Kumarakom is indeed a bird watcher's paradise. As you travel to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary in Kumarakom, loose yourself to nature's bounteous beauty. This Kerala wildlife sanctuary offers endless opportunities for adventure. From bird watching to boating, the bird reserve invites you to embark on a journey to explore the best of nature. Listen to the melodious songs of birds as you go for wildlife safari.

Take a rewarding boat journey to explore the wooded land of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Enjoy a close encounter with ducks and other water birds during a boat ride. The best way to explore the dense forests of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is by boat ride. Whether you are on a business trip or a leisurely break, don't forget to visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary in Kumarakom. If you are traveling to Kumarakom, don't miss a visit to the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary for an experience of a lifetime. As you travel to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary Kerala, allow yourself to be swept away by nature's pristine beauty and exotic bird species.

Other attractions of the Sanctuary

Flora - Mangrove forests, green paddy fields and coconut grooves are the popular varieties of trees found in the in this sanctuary. The diverse collection of these tress nurtures exotic varieties of fauna and avifauna species.

Avifauna - This sanctuary is renowned for the exotic collection local and migratory bird's species. It is the foremost attractions of this place which calls of good number of Ornithologist, nature lovers and nature photographers from across the globe. The local species of birds which can be easily sighted here are cuckoo; herons water ducks, parrots, flycatchers, waterfowl and more. During migratory season visitors gets an opportunity to see endangered species of Siberian cranes and other species of migratory birds.

Mammals - This sanctuary is also famous for its several species of mammals which enthrall tourists during their wildlife safari. Some of the easily sighted wildlife animals are monkeys, leopards, nilgiri tahr, deer, civet cats, elephants and bear.

How to reach:

Air : Cochin International Airport (76 km)

Rail : Kottayam Junction (15 km)

Road : Kottayam at a short distance of 15 km from Kumarakom, is well connected through state and national highways.


Kerala Nature & Wildlife Tour

Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destination: Cochin - Houseboat - Kumarakom - Periyar - Kovalam - Trivandrum.

DAY 01 : Arrival Cochin

Day 01 - Welcomed by Capital City Travel representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel. A port town since early centuries, Cochin, also known as the spice coast of India, attracted traders and invaders from the world over. Needless to say, Cochin offers you some fascinating snippets of history and culture. Relax and unwind at the hotel. In the evening go for a relaxing sunset cruise. Overnight at the hotel. (Vehicle at disposal)

DAY 02 : Cochin

Day 02 - Today, go on a sightseeing tour to explore the many fascinating highlights of Cochin which include - The Jewish Synagogue in what is locally called the Jew Town, St. Francis Church which is the oldest European Church in India, the Santa Cruz Basilica built in 1557 by the Portuguese, the Dutch Palace, the Spice market and the 15th century Chinese fishing nets believed to have been brought by Chinese traders. In the evening enjoy the famous dance drama of Kerala, the Kathakali. This dance is characterised by some great story telling, amazing costumes and extensive make-up. Overnight at the Hotel. (Vehicle at disposal)

DAY 03: Cochin - Houseboat

Day 03 - Drive to Alleppey and embark on your private houseboat and cruise on the Backwaters, a splendid area full of canals, lakes and coves. Your houseboats or 'Kettuvalloms' are luxurious boats with well appointed bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the palm fringed landscape from your cabins. Apart from the mesmerizing surroundings it's the life along the coast that makes this a fascinating experience. The locals travel in canoes and you will find vegetable sellers, fishermen and other traders bringing household goods, door to door in small wooden boats. As you cruise along the backwaters you can ask your captain to stop at villages, paddy fields and other places, enroute. Overnight on board. (Full Board)

DAY 04: Houseboat - Kumarakom

Day 04 - Disembark in Kumarakom, the enchanting backwater region of Kerala and check into your hotel. The labyrinthine network of rivers, canals, streams and lagoons which form the famed backwaters offer stunning views and is an ideal place to relax. Day at leisure. Overnight at resort. (Vehicle at disposal)

DAY 05: Kumarakom

Day 05 - Adventure activities like canoeing, water scooter rides, boat rides etc are available during your day of leisure at the resort. Enjoy a rejuvenating general full-body Ayurveda massage {Own}. Overnight at the resort. (Vehicle at disposal)

DAY 06: Kumarakom - Periyar

Day 06 - (130kms/6.5hrs)Drive to Periyar an area known for its undulating hills, spice plantations, and elephant sightings. One of the 27 tiger reserves in India, the Periyar valley in Thekkady is the oldest. Check into your hotel. Go on a spice plantation tour today where you will be enticed by not only the aroma of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg but will also get to know how they are grown, harvested and processed before they reach the supermarkets. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the resort. (Vehicle at disposal)

DAY 07: Periyar

Day 07 - Today you could go for an escorted jungle trek and also engage in activities like bamboo rafting. In the evening you could also go for a boat ride where you will have the opportunity to sight elephants and other animals along the bank. It is also possible to go for an Elephant ride today {Own}. Overnight at resort.

DAY 08: Periyar - Kovalam

Day 08 - Drive to Kovalam, one of the most popular beach destinations in Kerala and check into your hotel. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches separated by rocky headlands, of which the southernmost, Lighthouse Beach, is the most famous. The Azure waters and favourable climate make Kovalam a favourite year-round destination for beach lovers. Day at leisure on the beach. Overnight at the resort. (Vehicle at disposal)

DAY 09: Kovalam

Day 09 - Spend your last day at leisure on the beach.
Overnight at the Resort. (No vehicle)

DAY 10: Kovalam - Trivandrum -Departure

Day 10 - Departure transfer to Trivandrum for return flight. (Vehicle for transfer) End of the services with happy memories. Overnight at resort.

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