Nelapattu bird sanctuary

Nelapattu bird sanctuary, Timings, Season, Images and Videos

Birds from distance places reach Nelapattu for their reproduction. Usually, birds inflow starts from the month of October. Birds used to feed on Pulicat Lake and build their nests at Nelapattu. In the year 1976, Pulicat Wildlife department established bird sanctuary at Nelapattu. It is said that 30 variety of birds, which are in thousands stays at Nelapattu from Oct-Apr and leaves the place after reproduction. Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary covers an area of 458.92 Hectare. Birds from Nigeria, Bangladesh, Burma, Pakistan are mainly seen here. Bird used to feed on Pulicat which is 20 km from Nelapattu.

Nelapattu Bird’s Reproduction Cycle

Birds reach Nelapattu during Oct/Nov months and build their nests on the trees.

During Nov/Dec months, birds lay and incubate their eggs

Egg Hatching season Dec/Jan months.

Birds feed their chicks during the months of Jan/Feb/Mar and Apr months and leave Nelappatu at the end of Apr,

Best Time to Visit: Oct to Mar is the best period of Nature lovers.

Bird Sanctuary Opening Timings

  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and is Daily.

Birds show will be played daily at the theatre inside Sanctuary. The show runs from 10 am to 5 pm with 1-hour gap.

Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary Entry Fees

S.NoEntry forFees
4Bus/Lorry and other heavy motor vehiclesRs.100
6Auto Rickshaw/BikeRs.10

Birds found in Nelapattu bird sanctuary

Recent statistics from Nelapattu

S.NoBird NameCount
2Open Billed Storck’s1245
3White Ibises125
4Little Cormorant’s158
5Little Egret’s30
6Large Egret’s13
7Cattle Egret’s30
8Pond Heron’s25
9Night Heron’s21
13Indian Morehen’s18

How to reach Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Tirupati which is 67 km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at Naidupeta and Sullurpeta which is 13 km away. Gudur is 41 km away.
  2. From Sullurpeta/Naidupeta -> Doravari Satram -> Mylamgam
  3. Bird Sanctuary is 3 km from Doravari Satram, which falls on the route Doravari Satram -> Maylamgam.

By Bus

  1. Sullurpeta is easily reachable from Tirupati Bus station, Gudur Bus station.

Nelapattu bird sanctuary Gallery

Bird sanctuary Video

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  1. do we have any acomodation to stay there and how much it costs ? how to book?