Places To Visit In Vedanthangal

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Here are the top 2 tourist attractions to see in Vedanthangal:

1. Vedanthangal Bird sanctuary

Must visit 4.1 /5 View 35+ photos

2 km
from city center
1 out of 2
places to visit in Vedanthangal

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is a 30-hectare protected area located in the Kancheepuram District of the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The sanctuary is about 75 kilometres from Chennai on National Highway 45, south of Chengalpattu. (br) More than 40,000 birds (including 26 rare species), from various parts of the world visit the sanctuary during the migratory season every year. Vedanthangal is home to migratory birds such as pintail, garganey, grey wagtail, blue-winged teal, common sandpiper and the like.

2. Karikili Bird Sanctuary

Must visit 3.4 /5

2 km
from city center
2 out of 2
places to visit in Vedanthangal

Situated at 9km away from Vedanthangal, Karikili is the sanctuary that the birds visit in the morning more than in the night.

FAQs on Vedanthangal

Can you suggest an itinerary for Vedanthangal?

Reaching Vedanthangal by any form of transport is easy. It takes about 2 hours of travel from Chennai. It is best to visit Vedanthangal during evening time to catch a glimpse of the most amount of birds you can. Once there, buy tickets and enter the sanctuary. Bringing your own food is allowed in the sanctuary, so this can be a picnic spot during your visit. Exploring the whole sanctuary takes a minimum of 2 hours, after which you can move on to explore the rest of Mahabalipuram and Karikili bird sanctuary which is right about there. Don't make a whole day trip your plan because the sanctuary doesn't have enough of activity for the entire day unless of course, you are a bird watcher/ photographer.

How can I commute within Vedanthangal?

The bird sanctuary is not very big and the town can be covered by rickshaws. You can take a bus or cab to get here from various locations.
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