Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam, Kerala. Kottayam is famous for its backwater tourism. It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake, the largest lake in the state of Kerala and offers wide variety of flora, exotic sightseeing, boating and fishing experience. The bird sanctuary, set within the lush 14 acres of wooded land nearby is safe home for many migratory birds like Siberian stork, wild duck etc. They live with other birds in flocks such as darters, herons, egret, waterfowls and cuckoos are fascinating sight for the visitors.