Pulicat Lake, Chennai (Madras)

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Pulicat Lake formerly Palaverkaadu Eri is the second largest brackish water lake or lagoon in India, after Chilika Lake. It straddles the border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu states with over 96% of it in Andhra Pradesh and 4% in Tamil Nadu situated on the Coromandal Coast in South India. The lake encompasses the Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary. The barrier island of Sriharikota separates the lake from the Bay of Bengal and is home to the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
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  • Awesome view of the wetlands though the lake is entirely dried up in March yet Enroute SriHarikota the road is awesome, peaceful with viewpoint in between with the pulicat lake on both sides. Good one...  more »
  • One of the best destination around Chennai for a one-day trip. 1. Beach lovers ! Hire a local boatman in pulicat to take you to the beach through the lake. 2. Foodies ! For home made sea food, contact...  more »
  • It's a goof place for hangout with friends . A local guide is a plus . Do visit with friends ..boating to the island s enjoyable  more »
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  • Nice place.. best time to visit from Nov. to January. Local fisherman Boats available but take one from Boat house don't go for a local deal. The water is very neat & clean. Carry your own lunch as nearby no restaurant available.
  • This is the classical lake with great areal extent, but unfortunately it remains mostly dried up if not visited at proper time. Famous for birds although no effort of conservation can be found nearby. Plenty of honking and human disturbances are there. Highly nelglecting its ecological and tourists importance. Fishing locations are there.
  • Best outskirts near to Chennai. If u wanna feel the fresh air just go there. The boat ride appx. 600-700 rs only , if u bargain with fisherman , then it will be one of the best weekend spot.
  • It's the one of the best places in India. You will experience the enjoyment of world's largest lake on one side and neat and clean beach on other side. The gap between the two is merely 150-200 meters. The best island I saw in my life To reach there you will enjoy the journey on boat. Yes, don't forget to take with you the eatables and drinks as you won't find any shop or seller. MUST VISIT PLACE
  • Good place to hang out with friends. Be cautious take water and food with you when you are going to have a boat ride. This place can be visited at early mornings so that you can escape from the hot sun. You have boating options from the local fisherman. Fresh fish, prawn and crab are available there, do not miss them
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