Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Kanchipuram district – 86 kms from Chennai


30 ha.

Forest Type A tank having a compact grove of Barringtonia and Acacia nilotica trees Dry evergreen scrub and thorn forests.
Animal Found

These sanctuaries are famous for their breeding heronry including cormorants, egrets, grey heron, open-billed stork, darter, spoonbill, white lbnis, night herons, grebes, grey pelican etc. Many migratory birds like garganey teals, shovellers, pintails, stilts, sandpipers etc. Visit the sanctuary in winter. A variety of resident birds like coots, moorhen and terns can also be seen. Vedanthangal is the oldest water bird sanctuary in the country.

Annul Rainfall About 1200 mm
Nearest airport
Chennai – 58 kms away
Nearest Railway station
Chengalpattu – 30 kms away
Best season
The nesting season commences late in October and the birds are through with breeding and disperse to their feeding grounds about February. The best season is November to February.


Forest Rest House at Vedanthangal with catering arrangements, P.W.D. Rest House at Karunguzhi.

Other facilities

Regular bus services from Chennai, Tambaram and Chengalpattu.

For greater details Wildlife Warden, Guindy National Park,             Chennai - 22.,