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It's famous for bird's sanitorium and for sea shore, be careful while boating since so many people... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
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Excellent place for day outing

Pulicat Lake is the second largest salt water lake in India, after Chilika Lake, Orissa. Pulicat is... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Karthik R
Chennai (Madras), India
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The second largest brackish water lake in India is along the Coromandel Coast, just 990 kilometers from Chennai. Visit here for the bird sanctuary and the exotic barrier island of Sriharikota, which divides the lake from the Bay of Bengal. The island also houses the Satish Dhawan Space Centre and several commercial fisheries.
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

It's famous for bird's sanitorium and for sea shore, be careful while boating since so many people got into trouble while boating...life jacket is must..

Thank Alwardurai
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Pulicat Lake is the second largest salt water lake in India, after Chilika Lake, Orissa. Pulicat is one of the natural harbours of South India. It used to be a grand port for Portuguese, Dutch and the British. There are Portuguese and Dutch cemeteries and...More

1  Thank Karthik R
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The second largest lake after chilika at the east coast, which opens at Bay of Bengal, Pulikat was a fisherman's delight. Nowadays polluted because of industrialization, Pulikat is a natural harbour, bordering AP and Tamil Nadu

Thank Diptendu B
Reviewed 6 March 2017

it is about 86km by road (viaSH104) from chennai while in an official tour or with family you are in chennai you can plan it. it will take 1hr45min to reach the small fishing harbour just adjacent to pulikat brige. take left before crossing the...More

4  Thank cmukho
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Been there any number of times since ISRO where I go frequently and the mainland is separated by this lake. It has different features in different seasons.Gives a serene feel at any time of the year. Seasonal variations of the lake include dry, high level,...More

1  Thank Anand G
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Highlight is the beach which is an 30 min boat ride from Pulicat backwaters..Clean beach ( till the time of writing this). If you are lucky you might see few migratory birds in the back water area. Boat ride will lessen your wallet by INR...More

2  Thank vijaybaskard
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Good see landscaping view of pulicut lake.pulicut become famous place for bird watching.especially flamingos.

Thank uplkalspmc
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Needs tidiness. We hired a boat for the ride. He was honest and genuine. His name is Vinoth Kumar. His contact is 8189816263. You can call him when you go there. Place has very good beaches. Best to go in the summer, for bird loves.

7  Thank shyam g
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I have been visiting this place quite often and i have recorded 55 bird species which include raptors such as Eurasian kestrel,White Eyed Buzzard,Western Marsh Harrier,Black Winged Kite and the common Shikra.It is a quite place with a lot of biodiversity.Boats can be accessed near...More

7  Thank melvin j
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We group of 20 planned a trip to pulicat beach from Chennai for night stay. Pulicat is 70 km away from chennai and shall be reached through road.30 minutes boating from pulicat to seashore gave us a completely isolated place. Where there is no access...More

8  Thank arun k
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