Location In Thanjavur district, where the coastline juts out into the sea taking a sharp turn to the west
Area 1726 ha.
Forest Type Consists of tidal swamps, dry evergreen forests and mangroves.
Animal Found The sanctuary is famous for its flamingoes and blackbuck. A vast variety of water birds such as teals, gulls, terns, plovers, stilts etc. can also be seen during winter months. Other mammals include chital, wild boar etc. The water birds of the great swamp and the dolphins and turtles that often come quite close to the shore are the special interests.
Annul Rainfall About 1500 mm.
Nearest airport
Thanjavur – 170 kms away
Nearest Railway station
Thiruthuraipoodi – 42 km away
Best season
For waterbirds November to February; for blackbuck and chital all the year round.
Accommodation Forest Rest Houses at Point Calimere. Catering arrangements provided.
Other facilities
Boats available
For greater details The Wildlife Warden, Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, 110, Public Officers Road, Nagapattinam – 611 001.