Saturday, 18 August 2012

Vedantangal Birds Sanctuary Kanchipuram Tamil Nadu

Vedanthankal Lake Bird Sanctuary is a 30-hectare (74-acre) sanctuary located in the Kanchipuram District of the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The sanctuary is about 75 kilometres (47 mi) from Chennai on National Highway 45 (NH45) south of Chengalpattu. Vedanthangal is at around one and half hour journey from Chennai. It is one of the oldest water bird sanctuaries in the country. Vedanthangal in Tamil language means 'hamlet of the hunter' . This area was a favourite hunting spot for the local landlords 301 years ago. The region attracted a variety of birds because it was dotted with small lakes that acted as feeding grounds for the birds. Realising its ornithological
Vedantangal Birds Sanctuary Kanchipuram Tamil Nadu
Breeding birds like the Cormorant, Egrets, Grey Heron, Open-billed Stork, Darter, Spoonbill, White Ibis, Night Herons, Grebes, and Grey Pelican visit the sanctuary each year. The population of migratory birds included Teals, Shovellers, Pintails, and Sandpipers etc. Some of the resident birds listed are Coots, Terns and Moorhen. In all 115 species of birds have been recorded in this sanctuary.

The best season time is between October and March, when a large number of migratory birds visit. The birds can be viewed from the bank or from the watch tower.

Location : Vedanthangal Karikili Kanchipuram district – 86 kms from Chennai.Kanchipuram district – 90 kms away from Madras.
Best time to visit : The best season time is between October and March,
Nearest Airport - Chennai – 58  kms away
Nearest Railway station -Chengalpattu – 30 kms away

Attractions
The region attracted a variety of birds because it was dotted with small lakes that acted as feeding grounds for the birds. Realising its ornithological

Places To Stay
Forest Rest House at Vedanthangal with catering arrangements, P.W.D. Rest House at Karunguzhi.Other facilities Regular bus services from Chennai, Tambaram and Chengalpattu
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