Flamingo fete a huge draw at Pulicat lake

Flamingo fete a huge draw at Pulicat lake

News: Three days flamingo festival started in Pulicat region

Important Facts:

Flamingo Festival:

  • Flamingo Festival is held every year to promote tourism in Pulicat and Nellapattu
  • Flamingo Festival is being organized for last 12 years
  • Over 9,000 migratory birds arrive(mainly from Siberia) at Pulicat region for breeding
  • Festival accounts huge gathering of domestic as well as foreign tourist

Pulicat Lake:

  • Pulicat Lake is the second largest brackish water lake after Chilika lake(Odisha) in India
  • Lake located on border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu with about 96% in Andhra Pradesh and 4% in Tamil Nadu

Nellapattu Bird Sanctuary:

  • Important breeding site for Spot-billed pelicans and other migratory bird
  • Sanctuary has two major plant communities, Barringtonia swamp forests and southern dry evergreen scrub

Eco-Tourist Hub:

  • Sullurpeta, Nellapattu, Atakanithippa and Bhimunivaripalem would be focus areas for infrastructure development for promoting eco-tourism
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