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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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Excellent place for Bird Lovers

If you love to spot migratory birds, this one sanctuary is a temple of sorts for you. Such is the vast variety of species that visit this place all round the year, that you will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
AnilKumarPorwal
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Pondicherry, India
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Pondicherry, India
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135 reviews 135 reviews
60 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If you love to spot migratory birds, this one sanctuary is a temple of sorts for you. Such is the vast variety of species that visit this place all round the year, that you will be spell bound. Do not forget to carry your SLR and lenses. You can be assured of an awesome catch (photos I mean). Disheartening to... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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61 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I recently visited this place with my friends.It is 25 km from chengalpattu. We need a pick a car here.Bus facility are on timings basics.We can see a huge water spot there where the birds thirst their quench.We can see very few birds during this month.Best time to visit is around Nov to Jan.The entry fee is also too low.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Though this was supposed to be a good time to visit, there was very little water and hence very few birds that we could spot. In all, I think we managed to spot about 5 species and a colony of fruit eating bats.

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Coimbatore, India
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66 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

It is just 100 KMs from Chennai.Many migratory birds,Ibis,Siberian Storks, can be spotted during the winter season between Nov to January.Well maintained tourist ppath with telescopes help torists spot rare birds.A good picnic spot!

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Chennai
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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