Pulicat Lake
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The second largest brackish water lake in India is along the Coromandel Coast, just 990 kilometers from Chennai. Visit here for the bird sanctuary and the exotic barrier island of Sriharikota, which divides the lake from the Bay of Bengal. The island also houses the Satish Dhawan Space Centre and several commercial fisheries.
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Venugopal Vojjala
7 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Actually I plans my own. First of all it is just 63km from Chennai not 990km as you mentioned in your site.Please Correct the distance from chennai...
Written 10 December 2022
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Kingston84
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Friends
Excellent place for birding, we were able to view many different species of birds. Watching flamingos was the best part. We took the services from Roy Pulicat Lake boating. We coordinated with Franklin (097868 40943) who made sure we had the best possible birding trip. They knew all the best spots and very knowledgeable about birds. Overall a great experience.
Written 24 September 2022
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Haritha
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
We Went to an Island which had pulicat lake on one side and Bay of Bengal in other side . It was an amazing sight to experience.
We saw many beautiful flamingoes in the ocean and saw lot of other birds. We went in a weekday , so it wasn’t that crowded. The only drawback is the fish market next to boat starting point and there will be gross smell. Rest is beautiful. For boating call Yuvaraj 9710518040. He is very patient and waits in boat for long time till you enjoy.
Written 30 June 2022
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vidjit
Kozhikode, India111 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Went here to see flamingoes and saw them. Lots of other birds. For boating call Yuvaraj 9710518040. Best time for boating is early in the morning
Written 19 April 2022
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Krishnan A
22 contributions
Jan 2022
Have been to this place many times for Birding. This is one such destination that never disappoints Bird Lovers. My trips are only with one Boatman Yuvraj. He is such a great guy. He knows and identifies the names of species. Ensures to stop the boat at the correct time and also can guide you on direction of light and position the Boat appropriately for a great Snap. What More.....
Written 2 February 2022
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Pravin G
7 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Totally Loved the place and trip to pulicat. It's a friendly neighborhood. Hospitality was very good by Frank and his team. We enjoyed a good tea in the island. Though it was a sudden plan totally Loved it and no regrets.
Written 7 January 2022
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Thanuja K
3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
I really enjoyed this pulicat boat lake. I felt like that i was in an island.

Must visit this place.

If anybody is planning to visit island there is pulicat boat lake and beach. The best place to visit.

Hospitality is also very good.

Big thanks to franklin and Robin bro.
Written 7 January 2022
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John Bright Chennai
Tamil Nadu, India179 contributions
Sep 2021
A drive to Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary is a sanctuary for birds, 759 km² in area, located in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh and a protected area of the Thiruvallur District of Tamil Nadu, India. Pulicat Lake is the second largest brackish-water eco-system in India after Chilka lake in Orissa.
Written 28 September 2021
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Aug 2021 • Friends
Pulicat lake ( pazhaverkadu bird sanctuary) is one of the most sought place for bird watchers and for bird photographers on Chennai, and a must visit place on the bucket list for the people from Chennai especially for bird photographers as we get to see the rare pelagic varieties and migrant birds here in pulicat ,

To have best experience i would suggest one to take the boating services of yuvaraj nd Co ,they are one of the best in spotting birds as well as in doing boating and taking tourist, they assure to take only minimal counts nd they provide you with the life jackets for your safety,where the other boating services fails to do this,

He is one the best 👌🏻 to be honest I have visited pulicat around 50 odd times from 2019 till now ,I haven't changed my boatman a single time ,it was yuvaraj right from the beginning, thanks to his extensive knowledge on coastal birding ,

He speaks tamil fluently an can understand english

Contact number : 9710518040
Name : yuvaraj
Written 9 August 2021
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Ananth Ramasamy
Chennai (Madras), India12 contributions
Sep 2020
Pulicat bird sanctuary is one of the best place close to Chennai city to look for interesting birds like flamingos and during the migrant season, Nov to May is the best time to vist pulicat lake.

Boatman Yuvaraj is very experienced in spotting birds and has good knowledge of the birds too. I would strongly recommend Yuvraj if you are planning to do bird watching or bird photography in pulicat lake

*boatman contact number: 9710518040
Written 9 August 2021
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