situated on the shore of the Bay of Bengal is an ancient sea-side
town. The Pallava art at this place emphasises robust earthy beauty,
imbibed with life. The Pallavas have created many marvelous monuments
sculptural panels, caves, monolithic rathas and sculptural temple
Mythological episodes, epic battles, demons, gods, animal, all vividly
depicted on the wall sculptures are breathtaking real and artistic.
These monumental splensours and the sunny beach attract tourists
from all over the world.
Vendantangal Bird Sanctuary-- About 35 km of Chengalpattu, this
is one of the most spectacular water-bird breeding grounds in India.
Cormarants, egrets, herons, storks, ibies, spoonbills, grebes and
pelicans come here to breed and nest for about six months from October/November
to March, depending on the monsoons. At the height of the breeding
season , there can be up to 30,000 birds at once. The best times
to visit are early morning and late afternoon. The only place to
stay is the three-roomed Forest Department Rest House at Vedantangal