|The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary lies 16 kilometers away from Kottayam, near the picturesque backwaters town of Kumarakom. Situated on the shores of the shimmering Vemband Lake, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary covers and area of 14 acres. The sanctuary is spead over a cluster of islands, and the estuarine terrain of the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary makes it a haven for water birds.
The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is home to egrets, darters, herons, waterfowl, wild duck and kingfisher. Migratory birds like Siberian Cranes flock to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary to escape the bitter European winters. The warm tropical sun attracts not just the foreign visitor, but also the Indian bird species in the distant Himalayas. The many hues of the birds in flight make for breathtaking phenomena. Boating on the lakes and water bodies dotting the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary allows tourists to see the birds as they come to catch fish or quench their thirst at the watering holes. Traditional Kerala houseboats lazily cruising the Vembanad take you on a tour of this ornithologist's paradise, as you click pictures and take in the sights and sounds at the Lake.
Another attraction of the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is the Parithamanal Island in the center of the Vembanad. It has many legends associated with the nature of its origin, the most enduring one being that it was created in order to help a pious priest bathe in the Lake.
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