Sunday, October 30, 2016

Nelapattu bird sanctuary Andhra Pradesh Timings

Nelapattu bird sanctuary Andhra Pradesh Timings

Birds from distance places reach Nelapattu for their reproduction. Usually, birds inflow starts from the month of October. Birds used to feed on Pulicat Lake and build their nests at Nelapattu. In the year 1976, Pulicat Wildlife department established bird sanctuary at Nelapattu . It is said that 30 variety of birds, which are in thousands stays at Nelapattu from Oct- Apr and leaves the place after reproduction. Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary covers an area of 458.92 Hectare. Birds from Nigeria, Bangladesh, Burma, Pakistan are mainly seen here. Bird used to feed on Pulicat which is 20 km from Nelapattu.

Nelapattu Bird's Reproduction Cycle

Birds reach Nelapattu during Oct/Nov months and build their nests on the trees.
During Nov/Dec months, birds lay and incubate their eggs
Egg Hatches during Dec/Jan months.
Birds feed their chicks during Jan/Feb/Mar and Apr months and leave Nelappatu during Apr month,

Best Time to Visit: Oct to Mar is the best period of Nature lovers.

Nelapattu bird sanctuary Andhra Pradesh Timings

Friday, October 28, 2016

Nagalapuram Waterfalls Andhra Pradesh

Nagalapuram Waterfalls Andhra Pradesh

Nagalapuram Waterfalls Andhra Pradesh, Trekking, Images

  1. Falls is 70 km from Tirupati and 10 km from Nagalapuram.
  2. Water flows 365 days in a year.
  3. Route map : Tirupati -> Nagalpuram -> Rajulakandriga -> SK Waterfalls
  4. From Chennai -> Uttukottai -> Nagalpuram -> Rajulakandriga -> SK Waterfalls.
  5. Visitors can spend 6-7 hours at these natural falls.
  6. Devotees used to offer prayers at Lord Siva temple. 

Things to avoid

  1. Alcoholsumption is not allowed
  2. NonVeg food is not allowed.
  3. Children not allowed to take bath in the falls as it is deep inside
  4. It is not advised for Non-Swimmers.
  5. Please avoid plastic usage.
  6. Don't leave food in the forest as it can attract wild animals.
Nagalapuram Waterfalls Andhra Pradesh

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Tiruvallur Veera Raghava Perumal Temple History

Tiruvallur Veera Raghava Perumal Temple History

Rishi Salihotrar did penance on the banks of Pushkarini for a year. At end of his Tapasya i.e Jan/Feb month, he offered Nivedana to the deity. It is a usual practice to offer food to the guest before having food. Lord in the form of an old Brahmin asked for the food. The Sage offered food which he reserved for the guest. Old Brahmin was not satisfied and asked for more. Sage gave him his part as well. Brahmin left the place after having food. The sage continued his penance without having food.
Next year, at the end of his Tapsya, sage after offering Nivedana, he was waiting for the guest. The same Brahmin asked him for the food which left Sage with no food. Brahmin then asked Sage for the space to relax. Sage offered space on his lap for sleep. Lord then laid in a reclining posture and revealed his original form to the Sage and also granted his wish, that whoever prays at this holy shrine will be blessed with good fortune.
Tiruvallur Veera Raghava Perumal Temple History

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary Nellore

Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary Nellore

Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary Nellore, Timings and Best Time to visit

Pulicat Lake Nellore Birds Sanctuary

In 1976, Government of India recognized and established bird Sanctuary at Pulicat Lake and Nelapattu. Many Foreign origin birds spend their time here for reproduction. Birds reside on the trees at Nelapattu, Vedurupattu, Bodilingalapadu and Srihari Kota island and feed on Pulicat Lake during their stay. Birds reach Pulicat by Oct and stay till Mar/Apr months. In 1976, Pulicat Lake was under Rajahmundry circle later moved to Tirupati Circle in 1980. Later, it came under Wild Life Division in 1982. Pulicat Wild Life Protection Center was established in 1985 and is governed by DFO.

Birds at Pulicat Lake

Grey Pelicans stay at Nelapattu from Oct-Mar/Apr for their reproduction and feeds on Pulicat Lake
Flamingos use Pulicat for their food. They stay at Pulicat Lake for days.
Painted Storks stay at Vedurupattu lake and Srihari Kota Beripeta and uses Pulicat Lake for their food.
Grey Heron, Black Ducks, White Ducks, Marbled teal, Terns, Egrets, Kites and Partridges, Quails, Sea Gulls,Open-billed Stork, curlews, stilts, plovers, sandpipers, lapwings, redshank, Shoveler, Garganey, Gadwall, Marsh Sandpiper and Black-tailed Godwit used to visit this place.

Flamingo Festival

The then District Collector Praveen Kumar visited Pulicat Lake in 2000 and organized a plan for 3 days Flamingo festival in 2001. In 2013, State Government of Andhra Pradesh had it on their list and celebrated Flamingo Festival on 9th,10th, and 11th Jan. Every year this festival will be celebrated in a grand at Sulurpeta, Nelapattu, and Tada.

Best Time to Visit Pulicat Lake Nellore

From Oct to Mar/Apr months is the best time to visit Pulicat Lake. Birds from Australia, Nigeria, Siberia, Pakistan and from Europe reaches here for their reproduction. 150 to 160 varieties of birds visit Pulicat Lake in a year. 

Food at Pulicat Lake Nellore

Variety food items are available at Sullurpeta Restaurants. South and North Indian Dishes will be served at all hotels.

Accommodation at Pulicat Lake Nellore

  1. Private accommodation is available at Sullurpeta with reasonable prices. Pulicat Lake is 6 km away from Sullurpeta Town.
  2. Tourists can stay at Tirupati, Gudur and Chennai as it is easily reachable from all these places.
Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary Nellore

Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary Nellore

Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary Nellore

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Tirupati Tourist Places Booking Cost

Tirupati Tourist Places Booking Cost

Tirupati Tourism Guide, Operators and Tourist Places
There are many interesting places in and around Tirupati which can be covered in 3 days, depending on the availability.
Tirupati Tourism Guide  can be categorized into three parts
  1. Temples
  2. Waterfalls
  3. Zoopark and Sightseeing


Temples located within Tirupati

  1. Sri Kapileswara Swamy Temple - 4 km from Bus station
  2. Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple - 2 km from Bus station and at a walkable distance from  Railway station
  3. Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple - 4.5 km from Railway station.
  4. Sri Padmavathi Amma Temple, Tiruchanoor - 6 km from Bus station.


Near Tirupati Tourism Guide
  1. Kailasa Kona Falls - 43 km from Tirupati bus station
  2. Sada Siva Kona Falls - 40 km from Bus station
  3. Singiri Kona Falls - 37 km from Tirupati bus station

Tirupati Tourism Guide - Zoo Park and Sight Seeing

  1. S.V. Zoological Park, Tirupati - 10 km from Tirupati bus station
  2. Chandragiri Fort, Chandragiri - 14 km from Tirupati bus station
Tirupati Tourist Places Booking Cost