Nelapattu bird sanctuary

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 theater inside Sanctuary.Show runs from 10 am to 5 pm with 1 hour gap.


Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary Entry Fees

S.No Entry for Fees
1 Adults Rs.2
2 Kids Rs.1
3 Foreigners Rs.400
4 Bus/Lorry and other heavy motor vehicles Rs.100
5 Jeep/Car Rs.50
6 Auto Rickshaw/Bike Rs.10
7 Camera Rs.50


Birds found in Nelapattu bird sanctuary

Recent statistics from Nelapattu

S.No Bird Name Count
1 Pelican’s 1070
2 Open Billed Storck’s 1245
3 White Ibise’s 125
4 Little Cormorent’s 158
5 Little Egret’s 30
6 Large Egret’s 13
7 Cattle Egret’s 30
8 Pond Heron’s 25
9 Night Heron’s 21
10 Shoveller’s 08
11 Dabchick’s 38
12 Coot’s 36
13 Indian Morehen’s 18


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


Nelapattu bird sanctuary Video



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

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