Formed by the backwaters of the Bay of Bengal, Pulicat is the second largest lagoon in India that has brackish water. And the bird sanctuary stands on a piece of land in the middle of this lake.
Distance: 98 km
Location: Eastern coast, North of Chennai
Best time to visit: October to March
The spectacular sights of thousands of pink Flamingoes flocked together can be viewed only at this place to visit near Chennai. Besides, you can spot pelicans, herons, kingfishers, storks and many more at the sanctuary. There are quite a few fishing villages on the lake’s edge which one can visit if interested.
Boating in the lake during which one can see birds splashing about in the water.
Type of destination: Trekking, family and kid friendly
Whether travelling with a family or on your own; spiritually inclined or a history buff, nature lover or photography enthusiast – every kind of traveller to Chennai has something of their interest here. The best season to visit Chennai and its neighbouring regions is winters when it is relatively pleasant and one can make the most of the trip.