Same day excursion Chennai to Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary & Nellore

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From $214.00

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Departs: Chennai, Chennai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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Embark on full day excursion visit to Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary & Nellore Temple. Pulicat Lake is home for migratory bird & second largest brackish-water eco-system in India. Nellore had few architecturly build centuaries old temples. Enjoy boat ride on the Pulicat Lake visit Sri Ranganthaswami Temple, Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Sri Raja Rajeshwar Temple & few other temple with your accompanied tour guide from Chennai. After the tour drive back to Chennai and drop off to your Hotel.

What's Included

Bottled water in vehicle.

English-speaking private tour guide.

Government taxes.

Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

Private air-conditioned vehicle from picks up till drop off to your hotel.

What's Not Included

Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Gratuities & optional activities.

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Chennai (Madras)
Early morning pick up from your hotel for full day excursion visit to Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary & Nellore Temple.

• Admission Ticket Free

Pulicat Lake
Pulicat Lake is the second largest brackish-water eco-system in India after Chilka lake in Orissa. The lagoon has rich flora and fauna diversity, which supports active commercial fisheries and a large and varied bird population. The shallow lake is known for its diversity of aquatic birds and is an important stopover on migration routes and is reported to be the third most important wetland on the eastern coast of India for migratory shorebirds, particularly during the spring and autumn migration seasons. Every year approximately 15,000 greater flamingos are reported to visit the lake along with pelicans, kingfishers, herons, painted storks, spoonbills and ducks. The highest concentrations of flamingo are found in the periphery of the lagoon where the water level is below 40cm.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, according to the ancient inscriptions found on the Vedagiri Temple walls, the temple was first built by the Pallava king, Narasimha Varma in the 9th century AD. According to the Mythology, in the very distant past mountains were blessed with wings and they were travelling from one place to another freely. Once the Malayagiri Mountain was travelling from Kanyakumari to Himalayas, its four wings fell at different locations on the earth, namely Vedagiri, Yadagiri, Mangalagiri and Nandagiri respectively. The Malayagiri Mountain offered prayer to the Supreme God Vishnu, who blessed the Malayagiri and said that all four wings will transform into the places of worship in the future. It is also believed that Lord Balaji has set his holy foot on top of Narasimha Konda. According to Brahma Purana, Saptarishi or the Seven Sages performed spiritual Yagnas on top of the hill.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple
Sri Raja Rajeshwar Temple, there are various beautiful paintings in the temple premises. The temple faces east but has the entrance from north. The idol are decorated with many beautiful ornaments and looks graceful in the glow of the oil-lit lamps. On one side of Rajarajehwari Devi are Lakshmi and Saraswati and on the other side Ganesha and Murugan. Fifty-one Shakti Yantras are installed at this temple, making it equal to the fifty-one Shakti Peethas in India. Poojas are done at the temple by following the tradition named Srividya.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Next drive to Nellore. Visit Sri Ranganthaswami Temple a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ranganatha a resting form of Lord Vishnu. This temple, also called Talpagiri Ranganathaswami temple is one of the oldest temples in Nellore. It is located on the banks of the Penna River and is believed to have been constructed in the 12th century. Just before the main entrance of the temple is a huge tower, called Gaaligopuram, which literally means "wind tower". This tower is approximately 70 feet high and has 10 feet of gold plated vessels on top of it, called kalashams.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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