Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary is a famous 481 sq. km located in Nellore, Chittoor districts of Andhra Pradesh and Protected area in Thiruvallur District of Tamil Nadu state near Elavur in South India. Pulicat Lake is the second largest brackish-water eco-system in India after Chilka lake in Orissa.
327.33 sq.km is managed by the Andhra Pradesh Forest Department and 153.67 sq.km is managed by the Tamil Nadu Forest Department. 108 sq.km 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
The sanctuary is most noted for the many greater flamingos seen here. The biodiversity of this lake attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors per year.
Tiger was sitting on a log, Leopard with a cub sitting on a tree, Elephants, gaur, sambar, malabar giant squirrel. White bellied woodpecker, crested serpent eagle, green imerial pigeons, streak throated woodpecker and crested hawk eagle. Crocodiles and Rattlesnake.
How to reach?
Nearest City: Chennai (90 km away)
Nearest Town: Ponneri (19 km way)
Transport: Bus services from Chennai