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Awesome view of the wetlands though the lake is entirely dried up in March yet Enroute SriHarikota... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Anmol D
Bengaluru, India
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One of the best destination around Chennai for a one-day trip. 1. Beach lovers ! Hire a local... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Sridharan P
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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...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Saturday from Tambaram, it was a full 2 hr drive through Chennai bypass—>Madhavaram 200ft rd —-> Ponneri—-> Pulicat. Per the recommendation from other users I used Ilayaraja service for Lunch and boat ride. He met us near the Pulicat govt hospital and...More

4  Thank ravindraboopathi
Reviewed 25 August 2018

This is a back water lake near chennai. Boating along is a good idea. perfect place for bird watching, astro watching, and so.

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We had a awesome Experience . We Booked a Cab from Chennai and reached Pulicat by 7 AM . Our Boat Operator Illayaraja had arranged breakfast . It's home made delicious and very less cost food .He got us for long boating it's awesome lake...More

12  Thank ChanduL15
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

This place is just beautiful.. though you find beauty only after u traverse through fishing area.. I could not bear the smell of fishes.. but once u reach the island, its just worth it. The place is so serene, untouched, almost feels like u r...More

5  Thank c_saumya
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Pulicat Lake is the second largest brackish water body in India. It is located on the Tamil Nadu-Andhra Pradesh border. It is good place for boating and a must visit location. I went here with my friends it was a nice time we had there...More

1  Thank GhiriTharan
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

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 day adventure. Worth it .

3  Thank Anmol D
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

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 Mr.Ilaiyaraja 9842586363. He makes home made...More

13  Thank Sridharan P
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

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

2  Thank AbdulwahaabD
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Visit Pulicat Lake for a close view of flamingoes and other water birds. You have to contact a local fisherman who will take you close to the flamingoes. As you get close the motor of the boat is cut off and the boat is gently...More

1  Thank RajeshBJadhav
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Pulicat lake is located 65 km from Chennai. It's a fishing hamlet and a bird sanctuary. You can spend a whole day here. Driving is the best option to reach the pulicat lake and it takes 1.5 hrs to reach from Chennai. The roads are...More

5  Thank krishvm
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26 August 2018|
Response from c_saumya | Reviewed this property |
I think it was half an hour or 45 mins max.
25 June 2018|
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Response from Sridharan P | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on how much you are annoyed with the summer heat. And it is Rs.1200 for a boat per day that can carry upto 10 people.
20 April 2018|
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Response from AbdulwahaabD | Reviewed this property |
It s not advisable to go alone with ur family it will be good to have local guide or support wen u travel