Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Pulicat Lake

Had been to Pulicat over the weekend...Its an awesome place about 65 kms from Chennai..

The entire stretch of the backwaters is decorated with beautiful islands, most of them being uninhabited. The water is just waist deep in most of the places except near the estuary.

Here are some of the pics...

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One such beautiful island

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Suvadugal

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Sangamam

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The water is clear... We dipped here

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Yet another island. Ideal place to have food and take some rest

The fisherman who took us to these places said that if planned in advance they can make arrangements for a tent and stove to cook some of the seawater fishes, which get exported and are not available in Indian market. They even arrange for night camps, but ladies are strictly not allowed for that.

Its advisable to go there by late afternoon and spend the pleasant evening in one of the lonely islands. More pics here

Route Update: When going from Chennai, take the Chennai - Nellore (Calcutta) highway. 5-6kms after Red Hills, you will come across a signboard giving directions to Ponneri. Take the right there to reach Ponneri. Proceed straight for another 20 kms and you will reach Pulicat.

9 Comments:

Blogger Ramya said...

Beautiful!! Never knew such a place existed around Chennai...

8:39 PM  
Blogger srivat said...

Bala,
The sangamam pic was pretty good.
Maybe had we gone there a month before we could have walked all over the sand bare-footed.:-)

8:41 PM  
Blogger மு.கார்த்திகேயன் said...

Balaji,
may be you can give route and all to reach this place..Some more useful information to reach this place..

I dont know about this place yaar..

6:00 AM  
Anonymous Newton said...

Hi Bala,
First time here. Excellent pics. I second Karthikeyan, please provide us with the route info. Thanks:)

4:19 PM  
Blogger b a l a j i said...

ramya,
its not a tourist spot like Mahabs.that explains the lack of awareness among people.

srivatsa,
yes...especially the dry island where we took bath was very hot

Karthikeyan & Newton,
I have added the route update

5:45 PM  
Blogger WA said...

Beautiful place and great photographs

11:05 PM  
Blogger Marutham said...

Hi,
First time here! Great PHOTOGRAPHY! Never knew there exist a wonderfull place like this...And Neenga Tourism board'la Velai kedakumaanu paarunga :P I say this as complmtry! Well described... :) Visit my link when you find time!

2:37 AM  
Blogger b a l a j i said...

Wicked Angel,
Thanks

Marutham,
thank u. I am honoured

4:33 AM  
Blogger Shrinidhi Hande said...

thanks. planning to go there tomorrow.

10:45 AM  

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