Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary
Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary Timings, Entry fees
Best time to visit: Oct - Jan months. Good time for bird watchers.
This sanctuary open for visitors on all days.
This sanctuary spreads over an area of 17.26 Sq Km. In the year 1967, this area was declared as the wildlife sanctuary to protect Black Bucks. During winter, thousands of flamingos feed on this water. As this area is home to many migratory birds, this is declared as the Ramsar site. Birds begin to arrive in Oct month after the winter monsoon. Olive Ridley sea turtles lay eggs on the beaches here.
This sanctuary is inhabited with Bonnet macaque, Black Buck, Flamingoes, Teals, Sea Gulls, Terns, Plovers, Spotted Deer, Grey Heron, Ducks, White headed Eagles and Stilts. The migrating birds come from far-off lands like Siberia, Australia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for nesting and breeding. Point Calimere has the largest population of Blackbuck in South India.