Kottayam Wildlife Sanctuary Kerala

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (16 km from Kottayam town, on the banks of the Vembanad Lake)

Main attractions: Local birds like the water fowl, cuckoo, owl, egret, herons and the water duck, as well as the migratory Siberian duck.

The best time to bird watch: Between June and August. (Migratory birds: November- February) Boats: Houseboats and motor boats are available on hire for bird watching cruises on the lake.