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Address: 8/25, 2nd Street, DP Nagar, Kotturpuram, Chennai (Madras) 600090, India
Phone Number: +91-9789864166
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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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This is an experience, not a place!

Held between January and April for the public on weekends, this is probably the best thing I have done in Chennai...in life infact! I have walked in nights when there were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
DrLakshmiKrishnan
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Chennai (Madras), India

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Held between January and April for the public on weekends, this is probably the best thing I have done in Chennai...in life infact! I have walked in nights when there were nothing but dead turtles and the there were very few nights where we saw live nesting turtles (one amazing experience - there is no turning back from these walks... More 

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Thank DrLakshmiKrishnan
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky enough to be able to go on the turtle walk a few years ago and it was a wonderful experience! I would recommend everyone do it, especially those of you that have little ones. I will remind you though that its often based on chance (i went for the one organised by Croc bank), and they said... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This is a seasonal midnight activity and must be done in groups for safety reasons. I suggest you tie up with local volunteer groups and do the walk. This is basically to save the baby turtles that wander away in the wrong direction.

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Thank SagarVS
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This will definitely be one of the most unique and rewarding experiences you can be a part of! What an amazing feeling! We have to thank our lucky stars though, because we encountered about a 100 baby turtles coming out of their eggs on our turtle walk, although it doesn't always turn out to be successful. I've had friends who've... More 

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Thank PoulomiRoy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Tuff to locate the place...nice place for kids..teens might feel bored..must visit place..i have been with some of my friends

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Thank madhu507
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

after seeing news papers..i visited this place in chennai...very funny place to vist with kids...superb

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It was worth full visit and I will advise to my dear and near to visit this place if planning for holidays. Also snacks and beverage shops are available near to this

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Thank mendapara
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Hey guys, don't follow the maps given in the app, it is showing wrong direction. Please go with address. We are new to this chennai, so we followed google maps, it is completely showing wrong way. Please go with the address, which given by asking any one or directly search in Google maps for chennai turtle walk. There is a... More 

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 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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