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Address: 8/25, 2nd Street, DP Nagar, Kotturpuram, Chennai (Madras), India
Phone Number: +91-9789864166
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Join independent conservation and wildlife enthusiast groups such as the...
Join independent conservation and wildlife enthusiast groups such as the Students’ Sea Turtle Conservation Network for midnight walks from Neelangarai to Besant Nagar beach to aid the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtle by relocating eggs for safe release to the sea.
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Amazing and saddening at the same time

This is essentially a midnight walk from Neelankarai Beach to Besant Nagar beach, led by a bunch of volunteers who have taken up the seemingly thankless task of protecting the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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JSR
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is essentially a midnight walk from Neelankarai Beach to Besant Nagar beach, led by a bunch of volunteers who have taken up the seemingly thankless task of protecting the Olive Ridley turtles that nest along this route. You'll end up seeing at least one dead turtle for every turtle you catch nesting. The situation seems quite hopeless - commercial... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Very educational and to be able to experience and see the releasing of the hatchlings, so lucky. Well worth participating.

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Cochin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Turtle Walk in Chennai, generally happens during the Olive Ridley turtles nesting season from Dec-Mar. If you are lucky enough you will get to see a nesting Olive Ridley otherwise the walk is mostly about finding the nests and releasing the hatchlings into the sea. The scouts take the unhatched eggs to the local hatchery and release the hatchlings into... More 

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Tiruchirappalli, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Nice to trip the Location to be attractive and I went solo but think that all are my friends so, no bore at all at that space.

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delhi
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

in chennai , you can deinitely visit the turtle walk and see many in tanks and some lil ones walking a delight to children as many see fishes etc.this will be differant.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Turtle walk is a terrific experience where in you can live a night with turtles, sea crabs, some like-minded conservationists, volunteers, fisher folks, beach sand, moon and water etc. The walk starts around 11 Pm at the Neelangarai beach on Friday and Saturday nights with an orientation about olive ridley turtles and the need for their conservation (during the breeding... More 

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Jaipur, India
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

We should support and save turtle . I had a wonderful experience with this small turtle . You have a chance to walk with these small turtle so don't miss it . Being a photographer and nature lover i never forget this event . If you want some peace in upcoming weekend , then you should go therer .

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