Kunthakulam Bird Sanctuary
Kunthakulam Bird Sanctuary is located at about 33 km from Tirunelveli in Nanguneri Taluk. A tiny village with beautiful natural surroundings consisting of forests and ponds. The birds here at Kunthakulam comes here all the way from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, USA and Australia flying across miles and miles to reach the place. It is claimed that in this season about 10,000 birds from various countries migrate here. Some of the species of the birds that can be easily spotted here are Painted Storks, Pelicans, Cormorants, Spot-bill Ducks, White Ibis, Egrets, Herons, Minivets, Flycatchers, Kingfishers, Partridges, Quails, Spotted and Brown Doves, Babblers and occasionally, Chipmunks and Pheasant-tailed Jacanas.
This bird sanctuary and the nearby Ariyakulam bird sanctuary are the most preferred tourist destinations for the bird watchers and the nature lovers. People flock to the place to spot the number of species of birds that can be found here. It is also a good place for the adventure lovers and the trekkers for they will enjoy trekking and nature walking through the interesting and exciting locales of the region. Since the nearest city to this wildlife sanctuary is Tirunelveli, which is well connected by roads and trains to all the major cities and destinations of the state and India. From Tirunelveli, there is a good network of roads and bus services to Kunthakulam and thus it is easily accessible.
How to Reach Kunthakulam Bird Sanctuary :
By Air : nearest airport is at Tuticorin which is 28 kms & Trivandrum airport that is around 150 kilometers in Kerala.
By Rail : Tirunelveli is well connected by rail with the important towns of India like Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Trichy, Tanjore and Kanyakumari. Various express and super fast trains pass through Tirunelveli.
By Road : State transport buses and private buses connect Tirunelveli with the major towns and cities within the south india such as Chennai, Bangalore, Salem, Coimbatore, Nagapattinam, Erode and Tirupati.