Vedanthangal Water Birds Sanctuary - Tamil Nadu
One of the most spectacular breeding grounds in India. Cormorants, herons, storks,
pelicans, grebes and many others.The Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary has been protected
by the local people for well over 250 years. The sanctuary gets its name from a
nearby village and is only 75 Km from Chennai. The bird life (resident & visitors)
includes Cormorants, Darters, Herons, Egrets, Open billed Stork, Spoonbill and White
Ibis, Little Grebe, Indian Moorhen, Black Winged Stilts, a few migratory ducks and
occasionally Grey Pelicans.
How to get there:
By Air: Chennai airport 85km
By Rail: The nearest railhead is Chengalpet, 28 Kms away.
By Road: Buses are available from Chennai, Chengalpet and Mamallapuram.
Best time to visit:
November to February is the ideal season to visit the sanctuary.
Accommodation is available at Vedanthangal Forest Rest House.
Chief Wildlife Warden
4th Floor, DMS Compound, Teynampet
Tel: 00 91 44 24321471.
The entry fee is as follows: Adults Rs 5/-, Child Rs 2/-, Photography Rs 10/-, Video
Camera Rs 150/-.