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

Following the heaviest monsoon in living memory, there is plenty of water in the lakes. This has attracted and retained thousands of migratory birds including painted storks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Francis M
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Bedale, United Kingdom
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Pune
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53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to this bird sanctuary. I had the pleasure of going to bharatpur in November 2015 and i didn't think Vedanthangal would be comparable but boy was i wrong. Thanks to the rains this season, the birds had come in to nest in full force. The pathway around the lake is fantastic and has enough seating.... More 

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1 Thank nkswami
Chennai (Madras), India
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107 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Birds from several parts of the world visit this place between the months of Jan and March. This is the only time of the year that the sanctuary has birds. Its about 2 hours of drive from Chennai. The elevated walk on one side of the lake is the place from where one can watch birds. The watch tower is... More 

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1 Thank RamGanesan
Western Mass
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55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last year--no rain, no birds. This year, an absolutely raucous riot of painted cranes, spoonbills, white ibis, pink pelicans, cormorants and herons of all types. So many birds, I was worried about the health of the partially submerged (but clearly tough) bushes, bamboo and trees the birds were nesting in. For 5 rupees (plus 50 for camera), you get access... More 

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1 Thank malonemi
Chennai (Madras), India
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We with 2 kids went to visit. It was a nice place to c all birds together. Best time to visit is between November to February. Beat time to visit is during sunrise since all birds start making sounds. But taking fotos ll b a little mess because sun rises by tat time on lighting ll b a difficult. During... More 

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Bedale, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Following the heaviest monsoon in living memory, there is plenty of water in the lakes. This has attracted and retained thousands of migratory birds including painted storks, pelicans, cormorants, darters etc. The walkways are safe and take you close to the birds, and there are viewing platforms and a tower. Entry prices are reasonable and don't discriminate against foreign tourists,... More 

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2 Thank Francis M
Bellevue, Washington, United States
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We went here last week and we could see birds every where.. Best sight to watch... Try to go stay till 6pm as you can see lot of birds coming nearby as crowds get reduced and birds will start to move freely during sunset... They have binoculars for rent. Rent is Rs 50 per hour.. but not great binoculars... Restroom... More 

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2 Thank Karthick S
Chennai (Madras), India
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59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

You might not enjoy unless you are an avid bird watcher / wildlife photographer with powerful telescope / camera. From distance everything looks same, kids get bored very easily. Can spend about an hour there, little bit more if you have a picnic mat and food. No food available nearby, better take your own. Retrooms are available but very basic.

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2 Thank VjZen
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

As the rains have not started And no water collection no birds we could see. The sanctuary was totally dry and closed.

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5 Thank Kkulk
Chennai (Madras), India
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Vendanthangal is one of those sanctuaries that is situated close to Chennai and is certainly a bird watchers paradise especially for beginners. Its not all that big as one would imagine it to be. Its a linear walkway on one side of the lake and most of the birds are visible across it. A good time to bird watch would... More 

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3 Thank Nandita_Vinay
Union Territory of Pondicherry, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I used to bring my student every year since 2011. I was really a delight to see those beautiful paintd storks , the huge pelicans, spoonbills,herons, darters etc, etc. But last season I was extremely disappointed to see the empty trees and the empty lake. The rain had deceived us, but wouldn't it be possible to revive the place to... More 

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