TNSTC’s 129V Tambaram – Vedanthangal
Vedanthangal birds sanctuary is one of the smallest and oldest in the country with a unique history. The local people have been protecting the sanctuary for centuries now because they have realized that the bird droppings falling into the tank increases nitrogen content of the water and when used to irrigate crop increases the yield greatly and saves the cost of fertilizers. As far back as 1798, the village folk convinced the authorities to give protection to the birds of the 30 ha. area of the Vedanthangal tank. Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is located near Vedanthangal Karikili in the district of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. It is fiercely protected by the local population for well over 250 year, Around 30000 birds come every season even though the area is just 30 ha, It is a home for migratory birds multitudes of herons, egrets, storks, ibises and spoon bills, pintail, garganey, grey wagtail, blue-winged teal, common sandpiper and many more of the like. Several birds are migrating from Europe to Vedanthangal during November and December because they are facing severe cold climate in Europe. If the monsoon is heavy, these trees can be partially submerged. Despite its compact size, The best time to visit this sanctuary is from November to March. for the experience of seeing nesting birds in the thousand within close range. During this time birds are mostly busy in building and maintaining their nests. The best time for bird watching is in the morning.
TNSTC operates buses from Tambaram, Chengelpet to Vedanthangal there are frequent buses plying from vedanthangal, or you can get down at Padalam X Road and go to Vedanthagal.
Division : Villupuram
Region : Kancheepuram
Depot : Tambaram
Type : Ordinary
Route : 129V Tambaram – Vedanthangal
Via : Chengalpet, Padalam X Road, Thirumalai Vaiyavoor.