Pulicat Lake, also called Pazhaverkaadu Eri in Tamil Language, has the distinction of being the second biggest brackish lagoon of India. Located on the border of two Indian states, namely Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, the lake draws visitors from all over the Southern half of the country. The lake is separated from the Bay of Bengal by means of Sriharikota which acts as a barrier island.
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The lagoon is rich with animal and birdlife and is a center for the commercial fishery activities as well. The water body of the lagoon is fed by three major rivers namely the Arani River, the Kalangi River the Swarnamukhi River. Rich biodiversity and remarkable natural beauty make this lake a must-see attraction for those who visit Pulicat.
Though the lake is inhabited by a wide variety of fish species, rare kinds of birds and a good number of reptiles and aquatic vegetation, it is most visited by tourists for its Pelicans. The ideal time to visit this lake is the period spanning from the month of October to March.