404 sq kms/40,040 haLocation:
From Chennai, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh Description:Nelapattu
is in Nelapattu village. It is located on the East Coast
about 20-km north of Pulicat in the Nellore district. It is just 50-km from
Chennai. The Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is one of the largest pelican habitats
in Southeast Asia.
Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary provides fine breeding
ground for rare and endangered species like Spoted Billed Pelican,
Open-Billed Stork, Painted Stork, Little Cormorant, Spoon-Bill, White-Ibis
and Night Heron. It is a small fresh water irrigation tank with Barringtonia
trees spread in the water, which can withstand inundation for longer periods
in the tank bed.
The birds for perching and nesting prefer the
foreshore areas. It is a good place to seea diverse species of waders and
water birds. Apart from it it is a huge peliconry.
forest area has mammals like jackals, slender loris and spotted deer and
reptiles like snakes, tortoises and monitor lizards. Nelapattu has an
environmental education centre, museum, library and an auditorium with
audio-visual equipment. Visiting
October To March Access:
Chennai is the nearest airport to
Nelapattu. By Rail
The nearest railway station is at Sulurpet.By
Nelapattu is 50-km by road from Chennai highway. It is well
connected by buses. Accommodation and
PWD Rest House, Sulurpet Wildlife
The area is a very good palce to see birds like Open Bill Stork, Coot,
Night Heron, Pelicans, Flamingos, Babblers and several species of warblers.
It is also a good place to see waders.