If you have not been to the Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, its time you did. Spread over a sprawling on 17.26 Sq. km, the sanctuary is located in Nagapattinam District. Surrounded by sea and shore, it comprises forests of tidal swamps, dry evergreen forest and mangroves.
Annual rainfall: About 1500 mm
Animals found: Wild boar, chital, spotted deer, bonnet macaque and black buck. If you are lucky around October and November, you got to see dolphins and turtles at close quarters.
Birds found: Flamingos, teals, gulls, terns, plovers, darters, ibises, water herons, little egrets and stilts.
Best Season to visit: Year round
For migratory birds: November to February
Accommodation Detaisl:Forest Rest Houses at Point Calimere. Catering arrangements provided.
How to reach there:
Rail Thiruthuraipoondi (42 km) and Nagapattinam
Air Thanjavur (170 kms)
Road Well Connected
Special permission is required from the Forest Range Officer for a visit
The entry fee is Rs.10, and private vehicles are permitted to enter the sanctuary. Boats are available too.
The Wildlife Warden, Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, 110, Public Officers Road, Nagapattinam 611 001 or call 04365 253092
Or visit www.forests.tn.nic.in