Birds,Beaches,Island­s and Waterfalls: Pulicat lake & tada falls

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


Aim:

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

For: All

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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

Cost: 2000

Excess will be refunded before the trek ends.

Itinerary:

Friday :

1845 Start from Nampally

Saturday :

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

Sunday

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

Tada Falls

Pic 3: Tada Falls

Bring:

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.

Note:

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:

Payment details:

AXIS BANK 
Great Hyderabad Adventure Club 
A/c no:[masked] 
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.

Important Instructions:
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

 

CONTACT:

Anubha : (sms)[masked]

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  • GHAC F.

    We look forward to your views about the event at http://www.ghac.in/event-feedback.htm

    March 10

  • Anubha T.

    Manas, Prashant, Sreevathsa­n Sridhar , Dr Nooruddin A. Syed ... Please send your transaction screenshots to [masked] before boarding the Bus at 9:30 Kondapur

    February 14, 2014

  • Anubha T.

    Reeeaaalllyyyy sorry Guys, tatkal tickets are all in waitlist..there is no way they will confirm. New plan. will book BUS and message everyone where you can board it! There will be little increase in amount to be paid

    February 13, 2014

    • Ananth

      Hey is it possible to look for sleeper coaches in bus??

      February 13, 2014

    • Anubha T.

      nope. Be there at kondapur 9:30

      February 14, 2014

  • Anubha T.

    Anna is booking a cab from Kondapur around 5PM , pls let her know if anyone want to share a cab till secbad station

    February 12, 2014

  • Anubha T.

    Please mention your boarding points!!!

    February 12, 2014

    • Amandeep G.

      Will board at secunderabad station.

      February 13, 2014

    • Yeeshu K.

      secunderabad station

      February 13, 2014

  • Dr Noor Uddin A.

    Please confirm, NEFT Transaction with ref. number INDBH14023392545. Remarks: 14 Feb pulicat lake. Thanks.

    January 24, 2014

  • Anubha T.

    Train is 12760 +CHARMINAR EXP HYDERABAD DECAN 18:30 SULLURUPETA 06:24

    February 12, 2014

  • Devaki G.

    Hey Anubha, I want to come. confirmed. Can I transfer?

    February 11, 2014

    • Anubha T.

      If you are confident of attending, pls join on friday charminar express and pay cash in person. Its a little late in the day for receiving and confirming payments. You can contact me on the number mentioned above :)

      February 11, 2014

    • Devaki G.

      Sure Anubha, I will

      February 12, 2014

  • Ananth

    If anyone has a volleyball, please bring it. :)

    1 · February 11, 2014

  • Mamta G.

    Let me know if any slot available and provide credit card link :) for payment

    February 10, 2014

    • Anubha T.

      If you are confident of attending, pls join on friday charminar express and pay cash

      February 10, 2014

    • Anubha T.

      its a little late in the day for receiving and confirming payments

      February 10, 2014

  • Anubha T.

    Dear All, We will be going by charminar express on friday 6:10 pm from nampally. pls check your boarding points and reply here.. I will be booking the tatkal tickets on thursday and confirm the coach number on thur evening

    1 · February 10, 2014

  • Prashant P.

    Why no Credit Card link?

    February 4, 2014

  • Ankush M.

    Hi Anubha,

    I have transferred Rs 8000(for 4 people) in the account.Transaction No. [masked]

    Please confirm the same.

    January 22, 2014

  • Sreevathsan S.

    Hi..
    I would like to pay and confirm. Please let me know if there is vacancy for one person.

    January 29, 2014

    • Sreevathsan S.

      [masked] is the ref number..I dont see any transaction ID. It could be because my account is also an axis bank account and i made an axis bank-axis bank transaction..

      February 3, 2014

    • maneesh k p

      Get the correct IFT no: from your bank pls.

      February 4, 2014

  • Dr Noor Uddin A.

    Hi Maneesh, I got this message from my bank. Dear Customer, Your NEFT Transaction with ref. number INDBH[masked] for Rs 2,000.00 has been credited to the beneficiary on Jan[masked] 8:37AM. Thank You.

    January 25, 2014

    • maneesh k p

      Sorry didnt receive payment with this ref no & amount

      January 31, 2014

    • Anubha T.

      Hi Afzal, pls provide the details in a screenshot to [masked]

      February 3, 2014

  • Ankush M.

    Transferred Rs 8000(for 4 people) on 22 Jan
    Payment ID :[masked]
    Please confirm.

    January 28, 2014

    • maneesh k p

      Received Rs.8000/- vide[masked]

      January 31, 2014

  • Ananth

    Hi, My transaction ID is 000540163402. Please confirm.

    January 22, 2014

  • Anubha T.

    Anybody wants to join in at short notice, pls book your train tickets to sullurupeta and back. We wont be booking any tickets after 1st Feb. Thankyou.

    January 31, 2014

  • Manisha K.

    hi please let me know.... if vacancy is thre for 2 ppl ??? thanks

    January 27, 2014

    • Anubha T.

      Yes, pls make payment to confirm

      January 29, 2014

  • Prateek A.

    hi..pls let me know if there is vacancy for 1...thanks

    January 27, 2014

    • Anubha T.

      Yep, pls make payment to confirm

      January 29, 2014

  • Anubha T.

    Dear all, payment IDs are for your reference only. go back to your email or sms notifications or check with the bank for UTR numbers. This is clearly mentioned in the details, it gets difficult to track your payments otherwise

    January 28, 2014

  • Manas M.

    Hi Maneesh,

    This is to bring into your notice that my friend had made payment for 2 of us on the calendar basis (31st Jan Weekend), as my friend in going to US after 1st feb we can't make it for 14th Feb trek, Please refund amount asap

    Transaction detail:
    Transaction id:[masked]
    Transaction Remark : 31janmeetup-pulicat/tada
    Amount Transferred : 4000
    Date of transaction 11 Jan 2014
    Bank : ICICI Infosys branch
    Account No. [masked]

    Kindly acknowledge.

    Thanks in advance

    January 17, 2014

    • maneesh k p

      All refunds will be done post the event is over.

      January 24, 2014

  • Amandeep G.

    UTR No. : SBIN[masked]
    Please confirm.

    January 22, 2014

    • Amandeep G.

      Transaction amount Rs. 2000.

      January 22, 2014

    • maneesh k p

      Amandeep, your payment of Rs.2000/- vide NEFT/SBIN[masked] is received

      January 24, 2014

  • Anubha T.

    Booking train tickets only for those who made the payment. Please pay by tomorrow, if you want me to book your tickets

    January 22, 2014

  • Dr Noor Uddin A.

    Sorry my bad, will make the payment to confirm my place.

    January 22, 2014

  • Dr Noor Uddin A.

    Hi, when I checked yesterday, I was on the going list and now when I checked for the payment details, I noticed that I have been pushed back into the waiting list. What's my status?

    January 22, 2014

  • Anubha T.

    Postponing to Feb 15-16, Pls start making payments to confirm slot

    January 13, 2014

    • Manas M.

      Hi Anubha, can you please provide me maneesh email and mobile number so that I can co ordinate with him.

      January 16, 2014

    • Anubha T.

      pls mail to [masked]

      1 · January 20, 2014

  • Manas M.

    Hi, Its been over two days since I posted on this group regarding refund and over 4 days since SMS communication regarding, Kindly acknowledge the refund and let me know the status ASAP

    January 19, 2014

  • Anubha T.

    Please start making payments to book train tickets.. or you can travel to Tada by Bus of your choice on your own :)

    January 17, 2014

  • Yeeshu K.

    sorry i hav nt updated UTR no.
    UTR No. - SBIN[masked]
    so plz reply asap.

    January 16, 2014

    • maneesh k p

      Yeeshu, your payment of Rs.2000/- vide NEFT/SBIN[masked] is received

      January 16, 2014

  • Nishu A.

    1+2 guest

    January 16, 2014

  • Nishu A.

    1+2 guest

    January 16, 2014

  • Amandeep G.

    Could you please specify what is included in 2000 Rs. And also how are we going to travel, by train or by bus?

    January 10, 2014

  • Rini B.

    Please let me know the mode of transport.

    January 10, 2014

    • Anubha T.

      Mode of transport is train and then public transport

      January 13, 2014

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