How many of us might not have dreamt of being a bird at least once in our lives? We might have fantasized of being able to fly around like them, finding food from the surroundings and nestling in tall trees in the middle of vast forests. However, if we were birds, then there are few better places that we would have loved to live in than Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary. A safe haven for birds of various species, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is a destination that can be rated among the best of its kind in India.
Spread across 74 acres of picturesque land in the Chengalpattu district of Tamil Nadu, the Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is picture-perfect place for bird watchers and lovers to spend time, observing these flying delights. The sanctuary was established in 1798 by the British and has ever since been a spot of great fascination. The view of thousands of birds flying around the sanctuary, some at high altitudes and others at lower ones, is indeed a sight to behold. More than 4000 species of birds including migratory ones have been identified from this area. Some of the species here include Grey Wagtail, Garganey, Blue-winged Teal, Common Sandpiper, Pintail, Snake Birds, Moorhens, Darters, Spot-billed Duck, Large Egrets, Little Egrets, Painted Storks, Shovellers, Grey Pelicans, Cormorants and so goes the extensive list. Apart from these amazing species of birds, these dry, evergreen scrub and thorn forests are also home to monkeys.
It’s a destination that you just cannot afford to miss on your trip to Tamil Nadu.