Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is located 12km from Kottayam in Kerela. Among the finest bird sanctuaries in India, Kumarakom is situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake. Well renowned for its avian population, Kumarakom offers a range of bird watching spots for avid bird watchers. Sprawling over a wide expanse of 101 acres, the enchanting wooded beauty of the sanctuary lures a large number of foreign visitors. Most interesting is the time when Siberian Cranes visit this sanctuary.