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Pulikat Lake Private Day Tour from Chennai City

 Chennai    12 Hours 105 people interested today
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Trip Overview

A day tour to Pulicat Lake from Chennai offers a serene escape to one of the largest brackish water lakes in India, situated about 60 kilometers away. Known for its rich birdlife, including flamingos and migratory birds, visitors can enjoy boat rides, explore the Pulicat Bird Sanctuary, and visit historic landmarks like the Dutch Fort.

Highlights

  • A birdwatching hotspot with diverse migratory species.
  • Serene boat rides amidst scenic landscapes.
  • Cultural exploration in Pulicat town and island villages.
  • Tranquil nature retreats away from city hustle.

Overview

  • Pulicat Lake, located on the border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, is the second-largest brackish water lake in India. It is renowned for its biodiversity, particularly its avian population, which includes migratory birds like flamingos, pelicans, and storks. The lake is a designated bird sanctuary and offers opportunities for birdwatching and photography. Visitors can explore the fishing villages along its shores, take boat rides to observe the mangrove forests, and experience the unique ecosystem of this important wetland area.

Pulikat Lake Day Tour from Chennai Itinerary

  • Begin your journey early in the morning to maximize your time. Pulicat Lake is around 60 km north of Chennai and takes about 2 hours to reach by road.
  • Stop at a roadside eatery for a quick breakfast or pack some snacks for the journey.
  • Arrival at Pulicat Lake: Reach Pulicat Lake by mid-morning. Start your exploration by visiting the Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary, home to numerous migratory birds like flamingos, pelicans, and herons.
  • Spend your time walking along the lake's shores or taking a boat ride to observe the diverse birdlife. Don't forget your binoculars and camera to capture memorable moments.
  • After birdwatching, enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the scenic surroundings of Pulicat Lake. There are designated areas where you can relax and savor your meal.
  • Explore Pulicat town to experience its rich cultural heritage. Visit landmarks like the Dutch Cemetery, Pulicat Fort, and the Church of Our Lady of Glory, which reflect the town's colonial history.
  • Take a boat ride to Pulicat Island, located within the lake. Explore the island's fishing villages, interact with the locals, and learn about their way of life.
  • Start your journey back to Chennai by late afternoon, taking in the scenic views along the way.
  • Arrive back in Chennai by early evening. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing or exploring the city's vibrant culture and cuisine.
  • Reflect on the day's experiences and cherish the memories of your Pulicat Lake tour.

Basic Details

Start Point
Chennai
Finish Point
Chennai
Start time
6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am 8:30 am See more
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendly
Trip Code
O2097A3646

Inclusions

  • All transportation using private air-conditioned Sedan or SUV
  • Pickup and drop-off in Chennai Hotel or Residence
  • Driver and fuel charges
  • Local Parking Charges
  • 300 Km of usage
  • Itinerary mentioned is a suggestion, you can add/skip places.

Exclusions

  • Monument entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Any meals
  • Tolls , taxes & parking
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Important Information

  • This is not a guided tour.
  • The driver will know the local language, English speaking driver can be requested for during the booking in "Special Request" section, though the same cannot be promised.
  • The guests may choose to skip or add any new attraction in the destination of the tour.
  • Pick up and drop off has to be in the same location. 
  • Sedans (4-seater) models provided are Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios or similar.
  • SUV (6-seater) models provided are Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga or similar.
  • Night charge of Rs. 450 is applicable if the cab service is used between 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
  • The tour has a kilometre limit of 300 kilometres.
  • After 300 kilometres, additional per kilometre charge will be applicable (to be paid directly to the driver)
  • For Sedan (4-seater) - Rs. 13 per km (additional kilometre charge)
  • For SUV (6-seater) - Rs. 18 per km (additional kilometre charge)

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Chennai Hotel or Residence
  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or specified pick up point. Please enter the full pick up address at the checkout page.
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