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Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary

Area:- 404 sq kms

Best Time to Visit : -October to March

Opening hour : - 8 AM to 5 PM

Entry Fee:-   INR 2

Camera Fee:  INR 50

 Parking Fee : INR 20

 Located about 50 kilometers from the Nellore district of Chennai, the Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is one of the most popular bird sanctuaries in India which is accessible by rail, road and air.

How to reach

Nearest airport- Chennai

Nearest railway station- Sulurpet

50km away from the Nelapattu  and is well connected by state transport  and bus facilities.

Major attraction:

Popularly known as one of the largest habitats for pelicans in Southeast Asia, the Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is home to many other native as well as migratory birds.

Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is the breeding ground of many species that are now considered endangered. Some of the commonly found species of the Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh are Spotted Belied Pelican, Spoon Bill, White Ibis, Night Heron, Open Billed Stork, Painted Stork, Little Cormorant and Spoon Bill.

Avifauna species:

Some of the readily seen birds of the Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary are Babblers, Pelicans, Flamingos, Open Billed Stork, Coot, Night Heron and Waders. Apart from housing some of the rarest species of the avian population, the Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is home to many mammals like jackals, slender loris and reptiles like monitor lizard, tortoises and snakes.

The uniqueness of the sanctuary lies in the additional features that are offered. The environmental education centre, the museum, the library offers information for those who are interested in the subject.

Tourists can spend some time in the library reading about the different species of birds and animals. The Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary also offers an auditorium which is well equipped with audio-visual systems for seminar and discussions.

Visiting Season

The ideal time to visit Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is between October and March as the weather then is extremely pleasant which gives greater opportunity to the visitors to enjoy the sight of birds and animals in their natural habitat.