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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

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Address: Kumarakom, India
Phone Number:
04812527650
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More of a Hike than Bird Sanctuary

Sanctuary opens at 6 A M and so go early. It is hike of about 2Km plus and though forest. Take lot of water. It will be humid. There are Two watch Tower but Go up only on the... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2016
sorabh
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Delhi

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Delhi
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

Sanctuary opens at 6 A M and so go early. It is hike of about 2Km plus and though forest. Take lot of water. It will be humid. There are Two watch Tower but Go up only on the Second Watch Tower to see birds (Black Birds & Herons). Wear sneakers/ tennis shoes as track has rocks and dirt. Not... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

I enjoyed my time at the bird sanctuary, coming from one of the nearby resorts (Lake Kumarakom Resort). At the sanctuary, I saw many herons and black birds, and enjoyed the peace and quiet. Tips for the visit: - The sanctuary opens at 6 AM. Arrive as close to sunrise as you can to see the most birds. I arrived... More 

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Thane, India
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2016

Very well maintained and helpful staff at the sanctuary, can speak all major languages including english. They also have guides that can communicate in English and all major Indian languages.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

We could not find many birds though we went early in the morning. We could hear lot of chirping sounds at a distance but because of thick cover, we could not see them. We had a nice 2 km walk.

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Bangalore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

There is a lot of walking to do and hence ensure to come here when you are less tired and with comfortable footwear! Try this activity either early morning or late evening. There is a nominal entrance charge of Rs.50. This activity is less easy for the elderly.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

The sanctuary gates open early in (06:00am) the morning for the bird watchers. You need to track along the rivulets to reach the observation tower. Migratory birds make nests and rear their offspring. Well maintained trail and facility.

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Thank ILNature
Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

They say birds can only be seen early in the morning. But we went around 10 am, we could listen to lot of chirping while walking through the woods. But it was hard to spot even a single bird in the thick forest. We also lacked time to reach the last point where there is a watchtower. Nevertheless, it was... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Its a beautiful nature's walk of about 4 kms and awesome migrated bird's watching experience. Best time is 6.30 am to be there.

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Thank ASHAMysore
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

Bird sanctuary is very close to vamdanad lake, its full of birds and its a great place for nature lovers.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

We went in the morning. its a little trek of around 2 kms. If you are a naive bird watcher, its best to hire a guide. It cost around 300 INR. Dont forget a DSLR or a binoculars because the watch tower is quite far.

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