Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary

Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary Timings, Opening and Closing Hours, Safari details

Best time to visit: Oct – Jan months. Good time for bird watchers.

This sanctuary open for visitors on all days.

This sanctuary spreads over an area of 17.26 Sq Km. In the year 1967, this area was declared as the wildlife sanctuary to protect Black Bucks. During winter, thousands of flamingos feed on this water. As this area is home to many migratory birds, this is declared as the Ramsar site. Birds begin to arrive in Oct month after the winter monsoon. Olive Ridley sea turtles lay eggs on the beaches here.

This sanctuary is inhabited with Bonnet macaque, Black Buck, Flamingoes, Teals, Sea Gulls, Terns, Plovers, Spotted Deer, Grey Heron, Ducks, White-headed Eagles and Stilts. The migrating birds come from far-off lands like Siberia, Australia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for nesting and breeding. Point Calimere has the largest population of Blackbuck in South India.

How to reach Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Trichy which is 160 km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at Thiruthuraipoondi which is 42 Km away.

By Road

  1. This place can be reached by Bus from Thiruthuraipoondi. Vedaranyanm is 7 km away and can be reached by private taxi.
  2. The direct bus is available from Thanjavur to Vedaranyanm.

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