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Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary

Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary The wildlife heritage in the Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary has a unique status worldwide owing to its large base of biodiversity. Diverse wild creatures and amazing conservatories of exotic wildlife in the sanctuary have become destinations for visitors from all around the world. Admirers of nature often visit the Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary to get a glimpse of mysteries and delights of the Indian wildlife that is housed in the sanctuary.

Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary: Introduction
The Nelapattu Bird Sancturay is located on the East Coast about 20-km north of Pulicat in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, India, which is at a distance of just 50-km from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The popular Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary provides habitats to more than 1500 pelicans breed at this bird sanctuary and is considered one of the largest pelican habitats in Southeast Asia. The Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary got its name from the Nelapattu village, where it is situated and it spreads over a total area of 404-kms. Siberian Cranes and nearly 160 species of birds are the unique features of the Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary, which are found in abundance across the length and breadth of this bird sanctuary.

Wild life in the Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary
As the Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is situated on the banks of Pulicat lake, this bird sanctuary is the breeding ground for numerous rare and endangered bird species like Grey Pelicans, Open-Billed Storks, Little Cormorants, Spoon Bills, White Ibises and Night Herons. Egrets, Ducks, to name only a few. Other bird species like Babblers, Pelicans, Flamingos, Open Billed Stork, Coot, Night Heron and Waders are readily seen birds in the Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary. This bird sanctuary also provides habitats to many mammals like jackals, slender loris and reptiles like monitor lizard, tortoises and snakes. Migratory birds all across the world find the Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary a best visiting place for perching and nesting every year.

Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary: Tourist Information

Best time to visit : The period between October to March is considered the best time to visit the Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary as the weather then is extremely pleasant.

How to get there :
Road : Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is 50-km by road from Chennai highway and is well connected by buses.
Rail : The nearest railway station to reach the Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is Sulurpet.
Air : Chennai is the nearest airport to reach the Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary.

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