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Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary - Other Wildlife and National Parks In India

If you have not been to the Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, it’s 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.

Contact Details:

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