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Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Chingleput Division; M.A.S. Complex | 46D/5 – VillakadiI Koil Street, Kanchipuram, India
0424-240876
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Ranked #10 of 26 Attractions in Kanchipuram
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Forests
Activities: Birdwatching
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Bangalore, India
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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16 helpful votes 16 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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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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54 helpful votes 54 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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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This place is really filled with various kinds of birds during the months of Dec-April....Birds migrate from different corners to hatch eggs here and this place is a real time birds open habitat. Place was clean,simple and with a peaceful setup. The path way along the Sanctuary gives u a really nice walk exposing u to the view of the... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

I visited this place very first time... It was really a good place for who loves birds watching .. Especialy birds like Heron , pelican, and Ibis those are migrating to this place for breed... The place is well maintained. You need to have a good binacular to watch, if you don't have the one can be hired from the... More

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Pondy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The bird sanctuary is a must visit for all bird watchers and also for photography enthusiasts. The park is open from 6am to 6pm, mornings and evenings are the best time to visit. The best season is december to march. Enty fee is Rs. 5 per head, additional fee is cahrged for cameras and iPads. We spotted the following birds,... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

The sanctuary is a lake dotted with a number of tree islands on which the birds nest. Visitors proceed along a walkway built around the lake. Plan to spend an hour here. You don't need to walk all the way around - the view is pretty much the same everywhere. Find a good vantage spot, sit down and watch. The... More

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