Pulicat Sanctuary is located 60-km from Chennai, spreading over Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu .
It covers a total area of 500-sq-km. It is famous as the second largest brackish water lagoon in India along the coast of Bay Bengal. Backwaters of the sea attract large numbers of migratory water birds.
It is also a well-known feeding and breeding ground for a variety of aquatic and terrestrial birds.
October To March
The mean annual rainfall ranges from 500mm to 1,000mm and the mean annual temperature from 12oC to 42oC.
Pulicat is not really a place offering creature comfort. There are Inspection Bungalows available at Sullurpet & Tada.
It is surrounded by southern tropical dry evergreen forest with species like Manilkara Hexandra, Albizzia Amara, Strychnos Muxvomica, Ficus Tiela, Dryopteris Sepiata, Pteriospermus, Uberifolium, Glaucum etc and mangrove forest with species like Ezcocaria, Agollocha, Auicenia Officinales, Acanthies Ilicifolius, Rhizophora Apiculata, Xylocarpus Moluecenix, Degiceros Conrniculatum.
Invertebrates like Prawn, Plankton and Mollusks and fishes of about 65 different species like Sable Fish, Sargin Fish, White, Black and Silver Promphets etc. can also be seen here. One can find reptiles like Monitor Lizard, lizards, snakes including poisionous ones like the spectacled cobra, Russel's Viper, and Krait etc.