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Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Address: Chingleput Division; M.A.S. Complex | 46D/5 – VillakadiI Koil Street, Kanchipuram, India
Phone Number: 0424-240876
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Ranked #9 of 26 Attractions in Kanchipuram
Type: Forests, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Birdwatching
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Chennai (Madras), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

been year last-year and planning again soon......its one of my favorite place near to Chennai. Just start in morning by 9.00 and reach place by 11.00 am. government has made really good arrangements for family visit. Benches, place for eating and relax,water taps and relaxing way around sanctuary where you can walk along with kid and watching birds. You will... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The place is very beautiful.. It's a typical marshland... But not that many birds. The drive was really long; about two hours to and fro but the walk was probably just 10 mins. We got to see very few birds, maybe a few hornbills, an occasional kingfisher and many storks, but no 'exotic' ones. The bathroom isn't a pretty sight... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

went early morning from chennai to see a new world, but was completely disappointed to see the place. first there was no water so no birds, birds it seems are delaying their arrival and this year it looks a complete failure in the monsoon side as there was no rain in that area for the past 6 months.we where able... More

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Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I had been there during the off season and I must say the place is getting ready for the on coming season. The place is well maintained for bird watchers and the people there are very tourist friendly. I came back disappointed in October and when I went there earlier in June as there has been no water and no... More

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Bangalore, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The information that it was closed was not available anywhere online. Request trip advisor to add this in the information section of this place

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Chennai (Madras), India
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13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

An hours drive from Chennai. We went on a Sunday in March 2014. "Sapida Vanga" ( A restaurant on the highway - which means " come n have food" in Tamil. The south Indian buffet @ 150- was excellent - don't miss when you drive down. We reached the sanctuary around 8 AM and really enjoyed watching the various migratory... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We went to vedanthangal bird sanctuary few months and spent a couple of hours there. Its not really a big attraction. You can see few varieties of birds but if you don't have a binocular, its all the same. The place is not well maintained, so don't expect anything fancy !!!

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Chennai (Madras), India
12 reviews 12 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We (Me ,my wife and kid) along with my sister's family visited this place. Nice place to visit. Its a perfect day trip. Takes around hour and a half from chennai by car. There are public busses (less frequency ) from chennai and chengalpet. Car is advisable. Road to the sanctuary is good. One thing I observed is that once... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Vedanthangan, a two-hour drive from chennai on the GST road is a real haven for birds and heaven for visitors. It boasts if large number of birds with wide varieties migrating every year fro as far as siberia and Australia. Flamingos, spoonbills, ibis, cormorants, kingfishers, greyherons throng the watershed at vedanthangal. Set amidst the backdrop of two hillocks vedanthangal is... More

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Beaumaris, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

In the right season and the right time, this is a spectacular place. We were there is early January, from 4-6 pm, when the light is shining on the birds and they are returning to the roosts in large numbers. Spot-billed pelicans, egrets, grey herons, painted storks, open-billed storks, night herons, glossy and white ibis, in huge numbers and impossible... More

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