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Kumarakom, Kerala

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It is 16 kilometres away from Kottayam in Kerala. The town of Kumarakom is a collection of numerous tiny artificial islands that have been excavated from Kerala’s picturesque Vembanad Lake. It is an unforgettable experience to cruise in houseboats along the serene backwaters while taking in the magnificent beauty of the surroundings and learning about the local culture of the small hamlets tucked away on the outskirts. The eponymous bird sanctuary in Kumarakom, which is a well-known location to see migratory and endemic birds, is well-known for its abundance of avian life. Wood beetles, larks, flycatchers, parrots, teals, Siberian cranes, owls, water ducks, and waterfowl are a few of the noteworthy bird species that can be seen here.

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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
The 14-hectare Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is situated in Kottayam along the shore of Lake Vembanad. The abundance of migratory birds that come here from Siberia and the Himalayas makes it a well-known location for birdwatchers. Wetland birds like white ibis, herons, egrets, Indian darters, and kingfishers can be spotted here. Some other not-to-be-missed avian breeds one can spot are wood beetles, larks, flycatchers, parrots, teals, Siberian cranes, owls, water ducks, and waterfowl.
Jatayu Rock
It is located at Jatayupura, about 110 kilometres from Kumarakom. The largest bird sculpture in the world, that of Jatayu, is located here. The bird has a surface area of 15,000 square feet and is 200 feet long, 150 feet wide, and 70 feet tall. It is an enormous piece of art. Jatayu is depicted as being in excruciating pain after Ravana clipped its wings as he lies on the ground on his back with his head and claws raised.