Kerala attracts tourists from across the country owing to its natural beauty, scenic lakes, fantastic backwaters and mouth-watering food; however, there is one thing that you might not want to miss visiting when you are here are the bird sanctuaries, which boasts of a rich flora and fauna. There are various Kerala holiday packages on offer by travel portal and agencies that feature visit to some of these spectacular sanctuaries.
The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary
Situated at a distance of around 58 Km from the city of Kochi and 12 Km from Kothamangalam, the Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary boasts of a dense tropical evergreen forest that houses more than 500 species of exotic birds. In addition, you can find a variety of butterflies in this sanctuary. This sanctuary has received much of its acclaim owing to the internationally famous ornithologist, Dr. Salim Ali.
The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Spread across 14 acres, the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, is located on the banks of Vembanad Lake. This sanctuary is famous world-wide for its avian population. A variety of migratory birds come to this sanctuary such as darter, teal, Siberian stork, egret and heron. While you can also witness the local birds that include owls, kingfishers, water owls and cuckoos. The nearest railway station to this sanctuary is 15 Km away in Kottayam while the nearest airport is in Nedumbassery, which is 106 Km away. However, if these bird sanctuaries are part of the Kerala tour packages, then you should not worry about how to visit these splendid sanctuaries.
Since tour packages for Kerala remain always in demand throughout the year and are one of the sought-after travel packages India, you need to book in advance to get the best deals. So, if you are a nature enthusiast and you are in this beautiful state, then a visit to these bird sanctuaries can be real fun.