Pulicat Lake in Chennai

Soak in the scenic beauty surrounding the Pulicat Lake

Soak in the scenic beauty surrounding the Pulicat Lake | Photo credit: Manvendra Bhangui/flickr

Pulicat Lake Overview

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Being the second largest brackish water (water which is high on salinity) lagoon in India, Pulicat Lake lies on the Coromandal Coast in South India. On a high tide, its area is spread around 450 square kilometres and on a low tide, it becomes 250 square kilometres. Approximately 60 kilometres away from North Chennai, it can be a good weekend getaway option from the city.

As you immerse in the scenic beauty of the lake, capture the wildlife as the lake also encompasses a bird sanctuary. Spot different fish and reptile species, birds like kingfishers, flamingo, storks, ducks, herons, cranes and the most popular of all, the Pelican bird. Though boating is banned here but you can request local fisherman who often take you to small islands and the place where sea water meets ocean water.

  • Opening Closing Time Reach before 8 am to spot migratory birds

  • Photo Opp

    Bird lovers must carry your camera and click the beautiful ones that are often spotted at Pulicat Lake.

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Location

Thiruvalluvar District, Chennai