One of the great things about touring Tamil Nadu is that you get a chance to disappear in the most entrancing wildlife sanctuaries of the country. Amongst which, one is Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary. Sprawling over 74 acres of land in Kancheepuram District of the state Tamil Nadu, the sanctuary is a perfect place for all the bird lovers to quench their thirst of seeing gorgeous and exotic feather creatures. Considering that, the protected area of Vedanthangal Sanctuary is realm of more than 4000 birds including the migratory ones such as common sandpiper, grey wagtail, garganey, blue-winged teal, pintail, snake birds, painted storks, darters, moorhens, little egrets, large egrets, shovellers, terns, spoonbills, grey pelicans, spot-billed duck, grey herons, cormorants, grebes, and many such more enthralling birds. Though the Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is small protected area, yet it is one of the oldest sanctuaries in Tamil Nadu established in 1798 by the British Government. Along with the birds, monkeys are the most common creatures which you can also spot at the sanctuary. A visit to Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary can let you catch the sights of as many 4000 migratory birds including endangered ones.
Best Time to Visit
Although the sanctuary can be visited throughout the year. But, if you want to catch the sights of migratory birds then November to March are the ideal months to visit Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary as during these months the place also becomes the homeland number of migratory birds.
Where to Stay?
There is one forest rest house which is located near to the entrance gate of the sanctuary. In order to stay here, it is advisable to make an advance booking. However, you can also prefer to stay in Mahabalipuram and Chennai which are located at a distance of 48 km and 55 km respectively. Both the places are crammed with all categories of hotels.