Chennai is one of the metro cities of India. The fast lifestyle of Chennai has changed the city to a certain extent, but it still holds its cultural and heritage values. There are various tourist destinations in Chennai. If you go a little far away from the bustling metro city, you can find various peaceful and pristine locations. One of them is the Pulicat lake.
About the activity
Pulicat Lake is about 60 km away from Chennai. This is the second-largest saltwater lake in India. This vast lake also functions as a bird sanctuary. You can find various birds like Kingfishers, storks, and Flamingoes which adorns the lake. This place is heaven for bird watchers and photographers as you will find some scenic view of blue water and green cover with beautiful birds. You can also go for sightseeing to places like Dutch fort, Buckingham Canal, old Dutch cemetery and much more. This tour is best experienced in a boat. The serene surroundings of the lake will make you forget about all the worries of your day to day life. The lake is located near the border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, so it is a perfect peaceful getaway for both the states.
How to reach:
Pulicat lake is located 60 km away from Chennai. You can go on a road trip with your friends and family or, you can also hire a private vehicle or take public transport to the Pulicat lake.
Duration: 2 hours