Pulicat lake bird sanctuary is the second largest lagoon in India. Spread over 232 sq. km, the lake is the winter home to numerous birds including the seven species of herons and egrets, spot-billed pelican and all the common water birds of India. The crown piece of it is the approximately 15000 Greater Flamingos that visit the lake every year. Mullets and Catfish are the majority fish here. Clams, Finfish, Prawns, Sardines, Milk Fish and Salt are also harvested heavily from the lake.
Tada Falls is a beautiful waterfall, located to the North of Sricity in the Chittoor district. Coming under the Buchinaidu kandriga & Varadaiahpalem mandals.
The falls are located in a forest called the Kaambakam forest or Sidduliah Kona. The relation to Lord Shiva ensures that the festival of Maha Shivaratri is a common time for people to visit. - From Wikipedia
Visit Pulicat Lake and Tada Waterfalls
1. Enjoy the scenery of the lake
2. Observe birds in their natural habitat and understand some of them. Mildly explore for the Flamingo colony.
3. Have fun at the waterfalls of Tada's forest area
Flock of Flamingoes - a possible (but not common) sight at Pulicat lake
Pic 1: A mossy patch of Pulicat Lake
Pic 2: Sand hills on the sea coast adjacent Pulicat lake
Excess will be refunded before the trek ends.
1845 Start from Nampally
0600 Reach Sullurupeta
0630 Get into hired tempo
0700 Breakfast and start to Tada waterfalls
0800 Start the trek to Tada waterfalls
1100 Reach the third waterfall of Tada
1400 Explore the area around waterfalls after lunch.
1600 reach the Tada base and start for pulicat/Thupulupalem Beach.
1800 dinner and camping on the beach
0500 Camp awakens
0600 sunrise and fun at the beach
0730 Reach the Dutch Cemetry
0830 Start boating to the island in the lake
1200 Prepare camp at the island
1300 Lunch and start back
1500 Fishing at the lake if there is a chance
1800 Start to Sullurupeta after sunset
1900 Reach Sullurupeta, Dinner
2100 Depart from Sullurupeta
Monday 0830 Reach Hyderabad
Pic 3: Tada Falls
Sleeping bag/Thick Blanket, Shoes, Sandals, Extra dress, Swimming costume, Sunglasses, Cap, Binoculars, Camera, Torch Light and 1 L water bottle. You can also bring any musical instrument you play.
Absolute silence and patience is required for birding. There will be plenty of travel by road and the visit will go very slow. The chances of finding heron in the wild are not high but lot of things are done with hope – the visit to the lake is just one of it.
Pic 4: A pool infront of a waterfall at Tada (from previous GHAC trip) by Sanjeev Reddy
Pic 6 :Beach at Pulicat
To confirm your spot in going list, transfer 2000 in the following account:
Great Hyderabad Adventure Club
IFCS Code: UTIB[masked]
Road no:2, Banjarahills Branch
Its a Savings account.
Please mention UTR number in comments section easy tracking. NO cash deposits please.
Cost Breakup (approx)
1100 (tatkal train tickets)
350 GHAC fund and Tax
400 Local transport and boats
150 Organizer Refund
Food is on your own.
1) no smoking and no alcohol
2) No littering, no pollution of water
3) This is not a luxury trip, but all care has been taken to make your trip comfortable
4) ladies and gents accommodation is separate in tents if we are camping.
5) Food will be mostly vegetarian
6) We carry Basic First Aid and if you need anything you can ask the organizers
7) if you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.
8) If you cant swim don't go deep into the water
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