It was the last Sunday of my stay in Chennai. I was supposed to meet someone over lunch but the plans changed at the 11th hour. So. I made an impromptu plan to visit Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary. The place is the oldest bird sanctuary known in India with over 40,000 birds visiting every year from all over the world. The best season to visit was winter and November was the best time to do bird watching as the avian build their nest and prepare for their breeding season.
It was a couple of hours of drive from the Chennai city. The place was located in the quietude of the Kanchipuram district in Tamilnadu. Spread over 74 acres with lakes and trees. The entry fees were about 60 Rupees (less than a US dollar), including 50 Rupees for the mobile camera.
The place was an oval-shaped pathway opening to a series of lakes and shrubs with thousands of birds dwelling. It was a breathtaking sight and the fact that birds flew from all over Asia and Europe to nest, breed, and mate was fascinating to learn.
I saw species of pintail, sandpiper, wagtail, and teal to name a few. Here are some pictures for your eyes only
Date of Visit: 24-Nov-19
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31 thoughts on “Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary”
Nothing cosmatic ( blunt beauty ) fresh, n cool
Chennai is so beautiful!
Thanks so much, Richa ❤️
It sure is. You should visit sometime
Thanks so much. It is beautiful
I’ve wanted to ever since I saw ‘Chennai Express’! Maybe one day that can become a reality.
Next time you have time let me know. I can arrange it for you
You are so lucky to see all this. Thanks for sharing this with us.
I try to include this in my travel when possible thanks for your read
Yes we live the moments through your words.
You are very kind ❤️
This is the place to be. Magical.
Thanks for reading. It was gorgeous
This is very kind and considerate of you, Shantanu. Thank you. I hope to take you up on this offer in the near future! 😄
Absolutely. Let me know
Never been there before.Looks beautiful. Did the bird in The last photo flew in or drive?
It is beautiful. It actually sailed 😝
Will do! 😃
Absolutely my friend
Shantanu – Sounds like it was an amazing place. Love the photos. -Jill
It sure was. Thanks for reading
It was my pleasure.
I also Love birds. I have gone to Kanchipuram very long time ago in early 70’s as a young girl on a pilgrimage before marriage with some others. Kanchipuram was to buy sarees. And to Rameshwaram Shivam Kovil where I bathed in the 14 wells before pooja. And to Meenachchi Amma Kovil and closed my eyes and said, “May the best thing happen to me” as I didn’t know with whom I was going to be with! Somehow I got a strange feeling I had been there before and even bought Bangles as that time it was full of them. Now see after years I have come across this post and whom I have become 🙂
Wow. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful story. Loved every bit of. Always appreciate your presence on my blog. God bless you ❤️