The Pulicat Lagoon Lake comes only second after the Chilka Lagoon Lake, the largest lagoon in India. The Pulicat Lagoon Lake is also located in the same coast line as Lake Chilka. The Eastern Ghats of India, by the Bay of Bengal, at the Andhra Pradesh & Tamil Nadu coastline presents the ideal topography for the existence of the Pulicat Lagoon Lake. In every aspect this lake is quite rich and one of main tourist destinations of Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Nellore in Andhra Pradesh.
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.
Pulicat Lagoon Lake can be visit during the day hours - 07:00 AM to 05:00 PM
1500 to 2000 INR per boat (upto 10 persons)