Pulicat Lake Bird sanctuary is the best place for spending holidays, a 481 square km area in Thiruvallur district of Tamilnadu (India). After the Chilka Lake in Orissa Pulicat is the second largest brackish water lake of India. The sanctuary is famous for the Flamingos, which attracts thousands of visitors per year.
Birds in Pulicat lake bird sanctuary: –
The virtue of mixing fresh and sea water is makes this place the natural habitat for many bird species. With 160 species of fish, more than 12 species of prawn, 100 species of birds with 20 species of shorebirds, gulls, Asian open bill are apart from the marine flora and fauna.
- Asian Open bill Stork
- Greater flamingo
- Esacus Recurvirostris
- Painted Stork
Best season to visit : –
Pulicat lake bird sanctuary season remains joyful in summer months that are start from March to November.
Tourism opportunities in Pulicat Lake: –
Pulicat is a small coast which offers thrilling and mesmerizing tourism opportunities for the visitors. The bird sanctuary and exotic barrier island of Sriharikota are the major attraction of Pulicat lake tourism trip. The island divides the lake from the Bay of Bengal.
The increasing pollution and chemicals are the major hazard for this sanctuary; Due to this Global Nature fund nominates Pulicat Lake as “Threatened Lake of The year 2010”.
The sanctuary provides eco tourism on this lake by traditional sailing in a flat bottom. Nowadays, the lake faces many environmental issues such as overfishing, agricultural issues, chemical that are the major threat for bird sanctuary