Apart from the Somasila irrigation dam on the Pennar river and a mammoth man made world’s largest earth dam Kandaleru, Nellore region has numerous lakes that are home to migratory birds from as far as Siberia. Pulicat lake is the most famous among these lakes. Nelapattu and Vedurupattu bird sanctuaries are also quite famous and beautiful lakes swarming with migratory birds.
Somasila irrigation dam is built across the river Pennar near Somasila Village of Ananthasagaram Mandalam, Nellore District. Located in the eastern ghats, about 80 KM from Nellore city, the region delights the tourists with its natural beauty. An ancient Lord Someswara Temple situated at the dam is worth a visit. Read more …
Kandaleru Dam is about 60 KM away form Nellore. It was constructed across the Kandaleru river that originates in Velegonda hills. Kandaleru Dam, spread over 11 sqkm, is known as the world’s biggest earth dam with 68 TMC water storage capacity. It is a picturesque spot with hillocks and forest around. Read more …
The 600 sqkm Pulicat Lake is the second largest brackish water lagoon in India spread over two States, Andhra Pradesh and Tamilanadu, adjacent to the Bay of Bengal. The lake is close to National High Way No. 5, and is only 80 KM from Chennai and 100 KM from Nellore.
It is a bird watchers paradise. Water birds and other birds like Flamingos, Painted storks, Egrets, Grey Pelican, Grey herons, pintails, Black winged stilts, Shovelers, Terns etc., visit this lake . These migratory birds visit during winter as the lake offers food and protection from predators. The lake was notified as a bird sanctuary. Read more …
Other popular water bodies
- Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary
- Vedurupattu Bird Sanctuary