Pulicat backwater lake & beach is haven... We have planned for team outing on Sunday. Plan is to buy fresh sea food from Pulicat fish market and cook inside the island and enjoy the day trip watching birds and mugadhuvaram (Where the sea and back water meets). We have took train from central railway station to ponneri (ticket cost is just 10 rupees). Every half an hour once you have train from central to pulicat. From ponneri to Pulicat that are frequent bus 19km (Fare 15-20 rupees). We have reached 10:30am to Pulicat. There is a fantastic boatman name Illayaraja( +91 98425 86363) has born and brought up in Pulicat and has vast experience about lake and he always ensure safety for travellers. He has coordinated our entire trip including boating, cooking etc. He helped us to buy fresh prawn with cheap coast in the local fish market. Also, we bought chicken to cook biriyani. He has helped a lot to set up a fire and arranged all the materials etc. Even he himself clean all the vessels as well without him it would be very difficult for us to execute the plan. We cooked fantastic biriyani,prawn & fish fry inside the island and return back by 6:30. We catched 7:30 train from ponneri and reached central by 9:00pm. If you are chennailities do not miss going to Pulicat lake. If you wanted your entire trip to be comfortable do not for to contact Illayaraja. He chargers very reasonable price per boat 1300 (per boat 10 people can accommodate). He will also will.not board more than 10 person per boat. Other are charging 2500 also, so be careful.