PULICAT LAKE

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Location : 60-km North Of Chennai, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh
Best Time To Visit : October To March
Area : 500-sq-km
Famous Lake For : Second Largest Brackish Water Lagoon In India

It is famous as the second largest brackish water lagoon in India along the coast of Bay Bengal. Backwaters of the sea attract large numbers of migratory water birds. It is also a well-known feeding and breeding ground for a variety of aquatic and terrestrial birds.

People living in the adjoining 16 islands and 30 villages are directly or indirectly dependent on the lake for their livelihood the lake. It supports a rich biodiversity. The most important bird species who visit this lake is Flamingo. About 15,000 Flamingos visit Pulicat every year.

HOW TO GET THERE

Rail: Nearest railway station is at Sulurpet. It is about 60-km from Chennai on the Chennai-Calcutta road.

Road: Tourists can taxis and buses from Chennai.

WHERE TO STAY

Inspection bungalows are available at Sullurpet and Tada.



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