A favoured haunt of migratory birds located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake is the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary A visit to the sanctuary set within the wooden forests enlightens you with a variety of flora and fauna. The main residents of the reserve are the native birds like waterfowl, egret, heron and the water duck - the most popular among others.
The best experience of the ornithologist's paradise can be best enjoyed on a cruise around the park. You can go on rides in motorboats and houseboats. This piece of island is home to many endemic birds and you can get enthralled by the flocks of migrating birds such as the kingfisher in vibrant colours and golden backed woodpeckers. You will watch in awe as the birds here perform their own style of gymnastics. It is the perfect place for bird enthusiasts to quench their thirst for avian species.