Pulicat Lake, Chennai (Madras)

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Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary is a famous 481 km² located in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh and Protected area in Thiruvallur District of Tamil Nadu state in South India. Pulicat Lake is the second largest brackish-water eco-system in India after Chilka lake in Orissa. International name: Pulicat Lake Wildlife Sanctuary, IBA Code: IN261, Criteria: A1, A4iii.GeographyCentral location is:. 327.33 km² is managed by the Andhra Pradesh Forest Department and 153.67 km² is managed by the Tamil Nadu Forest Department. 108 km² is National Park area. Rainfall ranges from 800 - 2000mm. Temperature varies from 14 °C to 33 °C. Altitude ranges from 100’ MSL to 1200’ MSL.FaunaThe sanctuary is most noted for the many greater flamingos seen here. The biodiversity of this lake attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors per year.ThreatsPulicat Lake may disappear within 100 years by being filled up with silt. Government and private NGO efforts are working to halt lake destruction.
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  • July 16, 2017
    I was initially very skeptical to go there. But one sunday, we have started on bike from chennai. It is aroung 66 kms from chennai. Google Map shows the location well. After reaching the village the l...  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    Pulikat lake connects two islands that is not well known by many of them ...In pulicate lake about 10kms frm Periya kuppam the irrukam island s located ...Best location for hanging out with frnds. Mak...  more »
  • April 30, 2017
    It's famous for bird's sanitorium and for sea shore, be careful while boating since so many people got into trouble while boating...life jacket is must..  more »

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