Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, Kanchipuram

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Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is a 30-hectare (74-acre) protected area located in the Madurantakam taluk of the Chengalpattu District in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The sanctuary is about 75 kilometres (47 mi) from Chennai on National Highway 45 ([NH45]). It is easily reachable from Madurantakam and Chengalpattu. 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.
Vedanthangal is the oldest water bird sanctuary in the country. Vedanthangal in Tamil language means 'hamlet of the hunter'. This area was a favourite hunting spot of the local landlords in the early 18th century. The region attracted a variety of birds because it was dotted with small lakes that acted as feeding grounds for the birds. Realising its ornithological importance, the British government undertook steps to develop Vedanthangal into a bird sanctuary as early as 1798. This was established in 1858 by the order of the Collector of Chengalpattu.

The best time to visit this sanctuary is from November to March. During this time, birds are seen busy building and maintaining their nests.

Villagers near this sanctuary are very concerned about the sanctuary and its winged residents, and they have taken many serious steps to avoid disturbance to the flow of birds.
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  • Visited on 8 th June 2022 with parents and wife . We drove from Kanchipuram - about 42 km and took an hour. Road was just perfect throughout. Since it was a week day, not much crowded . Very well... 
    Visited on 8 th June 2022 with parents and wife . We drove from Kanchipuram - about 42 km and took an hour. Road was just perfect throughout. Since it was a week day, not much crowded . Very well...  more »
  • This bird sanctuary place name vedanthangal.from chennai 80km.. good place to see the birds in season ..parking specialities availble .they charge 30rupees for parking fees.entrance fees for indian... 
    This bird sanctuary place name vedanthangal.from chennai 80km.. good place to see the birds in season ..parking specialities availble .they charge 30rupees for parking fees.entrance fees for indian...  more »
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  • This park is real ultimate to experience the nature's milestone. Fine place to experience variety of birds from different countries. Park is neatly maintained with plenty of trees. Air quality is immense and cool breeze. Ducks in water a treat to watch. Great feeling to see such birds coming from long distance to visit this place. This place has no or limited pollution which is a good sign.
  • One of the best bird sanctuary. Can see seasonal birds coming from all around the world. Good place to visit with family and especially with the children. It is great place for the learners of photography, Avoid make noises in the surroundings.

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