Vedanthangal at a glance :

Coordinates:12.5455° N, 79.8561° E

State: Tamil Nadu

How to reach Vedanthangal

By Air :

Chennai is the nearest Airport- 58 km away.

By Train :

Chengalpattu Railway Station is the nearest Station at a distance of 30 kilometers.

By Road :

Regular buses from Chennai, Tambaram and Chengalpattu. Route from Chennai – Take NH45 to Chengalpet (35 km)- Continue to Padalam Junction- Turn Right to the Sanctuary Road.

Things to do in Vedanthangal

Sightseeing in Vedanthangal

includes a visit to this lovely sanctuary and bird gazing. You will be amazed to see the variety of birds, beautiful trees, waters of the lake.

Shopping in Vedanthangal

There is no scope for shopping in Vedanthangal, as it is one of the old bird sanctuaries in India spread across 72 acres of marshy land.

Activities in Vedanthangal

Bird-watching is one of the major outdoor activities in Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary. Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is one of the oldest sanctuaries in the country and is home to birds of different species.

Places to Visit in Vedanthangal

Karikili Bird Sanctuary

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Situated at 9 kms away from Vedanthangal, Karikili is the sanctuary that the birds visit in the morning more than in the night.

Vedanthangal Bird sanctuary

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Being the primary attraction over here, Vedanthangal makes for the perfect day trip. Even though most people visit in the morning, most birds are known to be seen in the later evening.

What to eat in Vedanthangal :

Eating from Mahabalipuram is the best option you have, because you can find all kinds of cuisines to suit your taste buds. You are allowed to carry your own food into the sanctuary, so most visitors make picnic plans and carry their own food items for the day.