Same day excursion Chennai to Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary & Nellore
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Embark on full day excursion visit to Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary & Nellore Temple. Pulicat Lake is home for migratory bird & second largest brackish-water eco-system in India. Nellore had few architecturly build centuaries old temples. Enjoy boat ride on the Pulicat Lake visit Sri Ranganthaswami Temple, Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Sri Raja Rajeshwar Temple & few other temple with your accompanied tour guide from Chennai. After the tour drive back to Chennai and drop off to your Hotel.
Chennai - Nellore - Chennai (200kms/ 4hrs approx one way)
After breakfast early morning pick up from your hotel for full day excursion visit to Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary & Nellore Temmple.
Pulicat Lake is the second largest brackish-water eco-system in India after Chilka lake in Orissa. The lagoon has rich flora and fauna diversity, which supports active commercial fisheries and a large and varied bird population. Fishing is the major occupation in the many villages located around the lake periphery and on the islands. The lake has rich fish diversity, mostly marine species, some truly brackish water and a few freshwater species. Mullets and catfish are the major brackish water fish, which have supported sustenance fishing for the lake fishermen. The lake is a nursery for several species of fish.
The shallow lake is known for its diversity of aquatic birds and is an important stopover on migration routes and is reported to be the third most important wetland on the eastern coast of India for migratory shorebirds, particularly during the spring and autumn migration seasons. Every year approximately 15,000 greater flamingos are reported to visit the lake along with pelicans, kingfishers, herons, painted storks, spoonbills and ducks. The highest concentrations of flamingo are found in the periphery of the lagoon where the water level is below 40cm.
Next drive to Nellore. Visit Sri Ranganthaswami Temple a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ranganatha a resting form of Lord Vishnu. This temple, also called Talpagiri Ranganathaswami temple is one of the oldest temples in Nellore. It is located on the banks of the Penna River and is believed to have been constructed in the 12th century. Just before the main entrance of the temple is a huge tower, called Gaaligopuram, which literally means "wind tower". This tower is approximately 70 feet high and has 10 feet of gold plated vessels on top of it, called kalashams.
Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, according to the ancient inscriptions found on the Vedagiri Temple walls, the temple was first built by the Pallava king, Narasimha Varma in the 9th century AD. According to the Mythology, in the very distant past mountains were blessed with wings and they were travelling from one place to another freely. Once the Malayagiri Mountain was travelling from Kanyakumari to Himalayas, its four wings fell at different locations on the earth, namely Vedagiri, Yadagiri, Mangalagiri and Nandagiri respectively. The Malayagiri Mountain offered prayer to the Supreme God Vishnu, who blessed the Malayagiri and said that all four wings will transform into the places of worship in the future. It is also believed that Lord Balaji has set his holy foot on top of Narasimha Konda. According to Brahma Purana, Saptarishi or the Seven Sages performed spiritual Yagnas on top of the hill.
Sri Raja Rajeshwar Temple, there are various beautiful paintings in the temple premises. The temple faces east but has the entrance from north. The idol are decorated with many beautiful ornaments and looks graceful in the glow of the oil-lit lamps. On one side of Rajarajehwari Devi are Lakshmi and Saraswati and on the other side Ganesha and Murugan. Fifty-one Shakti Yantras are installed at this temple, making it equal to the fifty-one Shakti Peethas in India. Poojas are done at the temple by following the tradition named Srividya.
After sightseeing drive back to Chennai and drop off to your hotel.
Pick up and drop off to your hotel
Transport by AC vehicle
English speaking guide
Bottled drinking water (2 bottle per person)
Not Does not Included;
Tips to driver & guide
Any other sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary