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
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.
Rail: Nearest railway station is at
Sulurpet. It is about 60-km from
Chennai on the
Road: Tourists can taxis and buses from Chennai.
Inspection bungalows are available at
Sullurpet and Tada.