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Awesome view of the wetlands though the lake is entirely dried up in March yet Enroute SriHarikota... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
Anmol D
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Bengaluru, India
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One of the best destination around Chennai for a one-day trip. 1. Beach lovers ! Hire a local... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Sridharan P
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The second largest brackish water lake in India is along the Coromandel Coast, just 990 kilometers from Chennai. Visit here for the bird sanctuary and the exotic barrier island of Sriharikota, which divides the lake from the Bay of Bengal. The island also houses the Satish Dhawan Space Centre and several commercial fisheries.
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Awesome view of the wetlands though the lake is entirely dried up in March yet Enroute SriHarikota the road is awesome, peaceful with viewpoint in between with the pulicat lake on both sides. Good one day adventure. Worth it .

3  Thank Anmol D
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

One of the best destination around Chennai for a one-day trip. 1. Beach lovers ! Hire a local boatman in pulicat to take you to the beach through the lake. 2. Foodies ! For home made sea food, contact Mr.Ilaiyaraja 9842586363. He makes home made...More

10  Thank Sridharan P
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

It's a goof place for hangout with friends . A local guide is a plus . Do visit with friends ..boating to the island s enjoyable

2  Thank Abdul wahaab D
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Visit Pulicat Lake for a close view of flamingoes and other water birds. You have to contact a local fisherman who will take you close to the flamingoes. As you get close the motor of the boat is cut off and the boat is gently...More

1  Thank RajeshBJadhav
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Pulicat lake is located 65 km from Chennai. It's a fishing hamlet and a bird sanctuary. You can spend a whole day here. Driving is the best option to reach the pulicat lake and it takes 1.5 hrs to reach from Chennai. The roads are...More

4  Thank krishvm
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Review Palaverkadu – Around 70 KMs from Chennai. Small damaged fort (Not Worth), Lighthouse, boating, beach backwater swimming, small island for having food, etc are the options. No hotels available, better to carry lunch or you can carry the cooking items along with gas connection....More

Thank toprabhun
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Pulicat backwater lake & beach is haven... We have planned for team outing on Sunday. Plan is to buy fresh sea food from Pulicat fish market and cook inside the island and enjoy the day trip watching birds and mugadhuvaram (Where the sea and back...More

4  Thank Premkumar N
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

As i loved my visit, when my brother and his wife asked for where to go on a sunday morning from chennai- i had no second thoughts but to insist on pullicat. The bike ride to pullicat is made very good with the green fields....More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

After mixed reviews online I was little sceptical about visiting Pulicat Lake which was part of my Pune-chitradurga-chennai-ramewshwaram-Kanyakumari trip. after reading reviews on all sights plus TripAdvisor I set very low expectations with my family and started the drive from Porur at 11. The road...More

8  Thank ShaileshDabs
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Started from Chennai at 4AM. Missed the sunrise in the lake. Rented a boat to cover two islands and bird watch area.

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Dhinakaran R
20 April 2018|
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Response from Abdul wahaab D | Reviewed this property |
It s not advisable to go alone with ur family it will be good to have local guide or support wen u travel
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Deepak P
27 March 2018|
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Response from Premkumar N | Reviewed this property |
Don't worry about temperature... inside island you won't feel the heat... evening is ideal for boat ride.
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Giridhar M
17 February 2018|
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Response from Dilip K | Reviewed this property |
parking space available. many people park the vehicles and go to the ride. as far as i know it looked safe.
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