TNSTC’s 129V Tambaram – Vedanthangal

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.

TN-21N-1505

Division : Villupuram
Region : Kancheepuram
Depot : Tambaram
Type : Ordinary
Route : 129V Tambaram – Vedanthangal
Via : Chengalpet, Padalam X Road, Thirumalai Vaiyavoor.

TN-21N-1505 of Tambaram Depot Route 129V Tambaram - Vedanthangal via Chengalpet, Padalam X Road, Thirumalai Vaiyavoor.

TN-21N-1505 of Tambaram Depot Route 129V Tambaram – Vedanthangal.

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4 thoughts on “TNSTC’s 129V Tambaram – Vedanthangal

  1. And one more thing – some villages of surrounding this sanctuary not firing crackers deepavali festivals.

    Vedanthangal is the oldest water bird sanctuary
    in India.

    Vedanthangal in Tamil
    language means ‘hamlet of the hunter’.
    This
    area was a favourite hunting spot of the local
    landlords in the early 1700s.

    The region
    attracted a variety of birds because it was
    dotted with small lakes that acted as feeding
    grounds for the birds.

    Realising its
    ornithological importance, the British
    government undertook steps to develop
    Vedanthangal into a bird sanctuary as early as
    1798.

    This was established in 1858 by the order
    of the Collector of Chingleput.(chengalpet)

    The best time to visit this sanctuary is from
    November to March.

    And very very best month to visit on December

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