At a distance of 9 from Sullurpet, 50 km from Srikalahasti, 105 km from Nellore & 88 km from Chennai Central Railway Station, Pulicat Lake is the second largest brackish water lake in India, after Orissa’s Chilka Lake. It lies on the border of Thiruvallur district in Tamil Nadu and Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh states. The island of Sriharikota (residence for well-known ISRO) separates the lake from the Bay of Bengal. This is without doubt one of the common vacationer locations to go to close to Chennai and an excellent weekend getaway close to Chennai.
The sanctuary is residence to wide selection of migratory birds that migrate in massive numbers in winter. It is without doubt one of the finest locations for fowl watching within the neighborhood of Chennai metropolis and on the similar time expertise the memorable boat driving in Pulicat Lake. The doorway to the sanctuary is located on Sullurpet – Sriharikota highway.
The lake is 60 kms lengthy and width varies between 0.2 to 17.5 kms. It is a crucial stopover of migrant birds and roughly 15,000 flamingos go to the lake every year, together with pelicans, kingfishers, herons, painted storks, spoonbills and geese.
Pulicat village, which is 60 km from Chennai (by way of Ponneri), can be an alternate place to expertise the great thing about the lake & sanctuary. Boating is offered within the lake at Pulicat village. Pulicat was additionally a Dutch colony in 16th century which has a Dutch Fort and Cemetary which are value visiting.
October to March is the very best time to go to throughout the migrant birds go to this place.
Timings: eight AM to six PM, Entry Price: Rs. 5