Pulicat Lake is a brackish water lagoon in India. It is the second largest after Chilika Lake with an area of 759 square kilometers. Primary outflow is Bay of Bengal. It is home to several bird species. Every year approximately 15,000 greater flamingos visit the lake.
The geographical significance of this lagoon is very important as it is one of the main water bodies that manages & controls the North East Monsoon in India. The lagoon is more of an estuarine nature as it acts as a drainage zone for the rivers Arani & Swaranamukhi in the Bay of Bengal. The brackish water of this lagoon makes it a biosphere for natural conservation of various floras & faunas. The Pulicat bird sanctuary is a great tourist attraction on the lake. Moreover, the history of this port that witnesses the landfall of Arabians, Portuguese, Indonesians, Dutch and British is quite tantalizing for the visitors. You can enjoy the boat rides and the natural wonders of the Pulicat Lagoon Lake any time of the year.