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Pallikaranai Marsh Reserve Forest

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Velachery Road | Near Tambaram, Chennai (Madras), India
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Birds Birds n Birds - Nature at its best

Excellent for nature lovers, must visit. But very slowly disappearing. Would want this to be... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Dinesh V
,
Vellore, India
via mobile
Totally being destroyed

Great marshlands - providing wow scenery for sunrises and sunsets is getting destroyed as they are... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Karthik R
,
Chennai (Madras), India
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good18%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible18%
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“marshland” (4 reviews)
“dumping” (4 reviews)
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Velachery Road | Near Tambaram, Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent for nature lovers, must visit. But very slowly disappearing. Would want this to be preserved and protected.

Thank Dinesh V
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Great marshlands - providing wow scenery for sunrises and sunsets is getting destroyed as they are becoming dumping yards for the city of Chennai -> Even with all these waste, one side looks so good and imagine, if it had been maintained well !

Thank Karthik R
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I came here and walked the length of '200 feet road' the causeway cutting the marsh in half. There were a few birds of interest, but really this is not a nice place to come. It smells terrible. The water is filthy, there is traffic...More

Thank Grahamek
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

One of the biggest marsh land in the urban part of Chennai is the most sought of places for birds watching. This marshland is visited by numerous birds of Europe and Russia who migrate here from such far flung places and countries to make it...More

Thank Karthik V
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Pallikaranai marshland is one of few natural lake with forests exists on city. most of area had been destroyed due to Chennai development. existing area had getting protected due to strong backed by environmentalists and court order which emphasized to protect area and expand it...More

Thank KARTHIKb87
Reviewed 24 July 2016

My home in Velachery is nearby, so whenever I travel from there to OMR, I use the road adjoining the Pallikaranai marsh. The location is beautiful and there are a number of migratory birds that can be seen. However, there is literally no protection to...More

1  Thank Anup B
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Pallikaranai Marsh Reserve forest is a big strech of water and bushes. A few birds can be sighted in here. But this place has also been used for dumping waste. The government must clean this place and turn it to a bird Sanctuary as many...More

1  Thank Arun R
Reviewed 3 October 2015

People cross this Marshland/Lake everyday but mostly never take a moment to cherish the beauty. This is the place to be to get a glimpse of all species of migrating birds! This is the bird photographer paradise in Chennai. Not tourist friendly at present, but...More

Thank Karthikeyan_Na
Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

More than 128 species of indian and migratory birds being reported in this marsh land. Sad part is it lost is 70percent of its original area to garbage dumping yard

Thank wellsitekumaran
Reviewed 3 March 2015

I read about this place in Indian Times, therefore asked the driver to bring us there. However, there are fences all over the place and you cant really see the birds at all if you really don't have a powerful camera. This place is very...More

3  Thank Ipek U
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