Have you ever thought of replacing the traditional New Year celebrations with something different and more exciting? After a night of partying, drinking and eating our hearts out, we needed to do something refreshing on the first day of the year. That was when I landed on a documentary video of the Pulicat Lake. And something told me that this is what we should be doing instead of huddling into a room full of loud music and free-flowing beer. Luckily, some people in our clique are wildlife enthusiasts and absolute nature lovers. The immediate next thing was to book a decent cab from Chennai to Pulicat the next morning. And there we were, on our way to an unusual bringing-in of the New Year!
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is one of the oldest bird sanctuaries in India, and has been fiercely protected by the local population for well over 250 years. The authorities introduced 35,000 fish into the lake of Vedanthangal and 15,000 fish into the lake at Karikili. This is done to attract more migratory birds. Read on for the full story.
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is located near Vedanthangal Karikili in the district of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. It covers an area of 30 hectares (74 acres). Vedanthangal bird sanctuary was established in 1858. The Karikili Bird Sanctuary is located at a distance of around 9 km (kilometers) from the Vedanthangal bird sanctuary.
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