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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  • As i loved my visit, when my brother and his wife asked for where to go on a sunday morning from chennai- i had no second thoughts but to insist on pullicat. The bike ride to pullicat is made very goo...  more »
  • After mixed reviews online I was little sceptical about visiting Pulicat Lake which was part of my Pune-chitradurga-chennai-ramewshwaram-Kanyakumari trip. after reading reviews on all sights plus Trip...  more »
  • Started from Chennai at 4AM. Missed the sunrise in the lake. Rented a boat to cover two islands and bird watch area.  more »

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