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Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

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Address: Chingleput Division; M.A.S. Complex | 46D/5 – VillakadiI Koil Street, Kanchipuram, India
Phone Number: 0424-240876
Activities: Birdwatching

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The Best Bird Santuary

This is an awesome place to visit during winters as lot of birds migrate from Russia and other countries. 7 to 8 different species can be seen and in large quantities. dont... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Anand213
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Chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is an awesome place to visit during winters as lot of birds migrate from Russia and other countries. 7 to 8 different species can be seen and in large quantities. dont forget to carry your binacular and high zoom camera. i just cherish the moments spent here.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I visited Vedanthangal in Feb 2015 and expected to see the spectacular nestings of Pelicans and Painted Storks, highly disappointed to note that due to minimal rainfall the lake is not having adequate water and the birds decided to fly over, no one knows where they are nesting this year, like in Sultanpur and Bharatpur the officials should ensure enough... More 

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Chennai
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I visited the sanctuary hoping to have an experience similar to last year and was terribly disappointed. Except for a couple of birds, the trees were completely empty. The birds have chosen not to nest in this place as the lake is dry. If you are planning to visit this place before monsoon, please avoid it.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Visited this place with my mom's Office colleagues about 4 years ago.. Its was a group 1 day tour.. The Sanctuary is located about 57kms south from Tambaram (by taking right at Kolambakkam on NH45).. It would be around a 1 hr ride from Tambaram.. The Sanctuary is big, actually a lake/pond with lots of trees in the water.. So... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Location The bird sanctuary is about 80 km from Chennai in terms of distance and about 1.5 to 2 hours by travel time. Journey My family & I visited this on pongal day, 2015 and traffic was minimal. The weather was excellent; the best times to visit are in December-February. The roads are excellent and the way was decently marked.... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was my second visit to the bird sanctuary. The earlier visit was about 3 years back in 2011 during December first week. This time it had been during the 3rd week of December 2014. The day i visited, i saw very few birds in comparison to the large number of birds seen during prior visit. The path is not... More 

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Shillong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

traveled by road and reached the place at 9.30 am. journey on NH 45 was smooth. lot of pointers on the route as we near the turn to vedanthangal. once you take the right turn it it is a straight journey to the sanctuary. free parking. the sanctuary is well maintained by TN Forest Dept., clean toilets. but the birds... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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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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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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