Pulicat Lake: India's Second Largest Lake

Pulicat Lake:
Pulicat Lake

Pulicat lake is second largest brackish water lake in India, after Chilika lake. It is considered to be the second largest brackish water body in India measuring 759km.

The lake was cut across in the middle the Sriharikota link road, which divided the water body into lake and marshy land.The lake encompasses the pulicat lake bird sanctuary. The barrier island of sriharikota separates the lake from the Bay of Bengal and is home to the Satish Dhawan Space Center. Major Part of the lake comes under Nellore district of AndhraPradesh.

Kuchipudi Dance-Vijayawada | Traditional Art Dance of Andhra Pradesh History Of Pulicat lake:

The Pulicat Lake has a rich history with people of many countries harboring the place. In the 13th century, Arabs who were banished from Mecca were said to have migrated here. Some houses belonging to these Arabians are still found in the region.

Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary:
Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary

Mainly during the autumn and spring seasons, Pulicat Lake serves as the third most important spot for migratory birds. Grey Pelicans and Open-billed Storks are the two inhabitant species of bird found at the lake. Flamingos form the highest number of migratory birds with almost 15,000 of them flocking the Andhra Pradesh part of the lake.