Vedanthankal Bird Sanctuary, the ornithological reserve, is located in the small village of Vedanthangal.
You can admire more than 40,000 birds (including 26 rare species), coming from various parts of the world.
They stay in the reserve during the migratory season. The best time to visit this wonderful quiet place is from November to March. During this time, the birds are seen building and maintaining their nests. The best time for bird watching is early morning or at the end afternoon, before sunset.
Vedanthangal is 60 km south of Mahābalipuram in the direction of Pondicherry (1 hour drive). Close from May to November.
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