Day 4 Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary 

One of the most famous tourist spot in Kumarakom is the bird sanctuary where tourists specially come to see variety of birds. Best time to visit is either in June-August or in winter months when lot of migratory birds fly to this place from other places. The best time of the day to visit the sanctuary is in the morning from 6.30am-8am as told to us by our resort staff.

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We did not spot too many birds but there was too much excitement to spot any bird on our way. My daughter spotted this one near a small water pond. We later found out its name- ‘Indian pond heron’.

 

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Spotted this beauty just sitting down on the pathway ready to be clicked. It is called ‘Chemboth’, a common bird of Kerala.

 

 

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My daughters were excited to spot this one and debate is still on if it’s a turkey or some other similar looking bird.

 

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This one is clicked by my younger one – A white pigeon posing for the click.

 

 

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Best part of the bird sanctuary was the nature walk inside the forest to spot the birds.

Best time to visit

Between June to August and in winter months for Migratory birds.

Timings 

6am-6pm All days

Day 4 at 2 pm back to Cochin

We started in the afternoon for Cochin from Kumarakom which took us 2-3 hours. Did some shopping in Cochin as it was our last day and wanted to get some local stuff. Bought some spices as Kerala is famous for spices and some souvenirs for family and friends.

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A famous store in famous Lulu mall of Cochin. It was a beautiful store where I wanted to click lot of pictures but photography was not allowed.

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As we went a week after Onam, all the places were beautifully decorated.

Cochin also has backwaters and a beach with beautiful sunset. Some famous places to see are fort Kochi port, museum of Kerala history, Marine drive etc.

I conclude this series after sharing with you our memories of a memorable and fun trip with you. There are different ways of planning a trip to Kerala.

Cochin- Munnar- Alleppey- Cochin

Cochin- Munnar- Thekkady- Alleppey- Cochin

Cochin- Munnar- Kumarakom- Cochin

Cochin- Munnar- Alleppey- Kovalam

These can be planned in different ways depending on number of days you have and your preference.

Read Part 1 here- A Trip To Kerala Part 1- A Picture Blog!

Read Part 2 here-  A Trip To Kerala Part 2- A Photo Blog

Read Part 3 here- A Trip To Kerala Part 3- A Photo Blog

This post is for Day 21 of UBC and Daily Chatter

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