Located in Kumarakom, a district in the vicinity of Alleppey, this is one of the best destinations for those who wish to enjoy the perks of wildlife. Providing a rendezvous with the wild, this bird sanctuary is perhaps best known for its migratory birds and animals which make it a paradise for ornithologists.
Set in Kerala’s backwaters, this bird sanctuary was initially built as a rubber plantation and then slowly turned into a sanctuary by an Englishman. Spread over 14 acres, this sanctuary is located on the Southern Bank of the Kavanar River, which serves as a hub for travellers from all over the world.
This beautiful sanctuary is also known for its neighbouring areas, where explorers love to enjoy bird watching activities. The tropical climate of Kerala makes this sanctuary a heaven during the on-season months, wherein travellers can easily invigorate themselves with the beauty and greenery of the surroundings.
World Wetlands Day is celebrated here with zeal and vigour. This is the day when the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation organises events and bird watching programmes for travellers. The main attractions at this sanctuary include cuckoo, waterfowl, cormorant, darter, owl, egret, heron, duck and Brahminy kite and Siberian Crane along with flycatcher, lark, parrot and teal, all of which migrate from all over the world, including Siberia.