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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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  • 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 »
  • Pulicat Lake is the second largest salt water lake in India, after Chilika Lake, Orissa. Pulicat is one of the natural harbours of South India. It used to be a grand port for Portuguese, Dutch and the...  more »
  • The second largest lake after chilika at the east coast, which opens at Bay of Bengal, Pulikat was a fisherman's delight. Nowadays polluted because of industrialization, Pulikat is a natural harbour, ...  more »

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