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20 Attractions to Explore Near Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
Vedanthangal Bird SanctuaryVedathangal, Madurantakam, Tamil Nadu 603314, India

This is the oldest bird sanctuary in India. It was a favorite hunting ground of rich landlords back in the early 1700's who hunted mainly for sport.

Nearby Attractions

Marakkanam Salt Pans
Marakkanam Salt Pans35.54 KMs away from Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

This is a famous salt pan in India. Largest salt production happening next to Tuticorin in every year.

Pancha Rathas
Pancha Rathas36.87 KMs away from Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

UNESCO world heritage site. Pancharathas is a monument complex in Kanchipuram. The pancharathas is a five rock marvels in the complex. It is known for its monolithic architecture.

Mahishamardini Rock Cut Mandapa
Mahishamardini Rock Cut Mandapa37.23 KMs away from Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

A 7th-century Indian rock-cut sculptures Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa is located in Mahabalipuram. The temple is part of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO World Heritage Site inscribed in 1984.

Mahabalipuram Light House
Mahabalipuram Light House37.27 KMs away from Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

It is open to tourists since 2011. It is closed in 2001 due to the LTTE attack. This is one of the Indias oldest lighthouse.

Descent of the Ganges
Descent of the Ganges37.40 KMs away from Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Descent of the Ganges is a huge rock monument located on West Raja Street in Mahabalipuram. Carved in the 7th century during the Pallava reign on the face of an enormous boulder, this along with the adjacent carving, Arjuna's Penance, is one of the largest open-air rock sculptures in the world.

Krishna's Butter Ball
Krishna's Butter Ball37.40 KMs away from Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

A gigantic granite boulder resting on a short incline in the historical town of Mahabalipuram. The boulder is approximately 6 meters high and 5 meters wide and weighs around 250 tons.

Shore Temple
Shore Temple38.08 KMs away from Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

This 8th-century temple is so named because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. This is recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site because of its architecture, history, and heritage.

Arignar Anna Zoological Park
Arignar Anna Zoological Park44.48 KMs away from Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

This is the first public zoo in India, affiliated with the central zoo authority of India.

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology47.10 KMs away from Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

This is to promote the conservation of the reptiles and amphibians and theirhabitats through education scientifc research and captive breeding.

Rajagiri Fort
Rajagiri Fort59.45 KMs away from Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

A fort built in 1200 AD. It is made up of saffron and BlackRock. Currently, the fort includes a Magazine, gymnasium, palace site, audience hall, stable, clocktower, granary, treasury, etc.

Gingee Fort
Gingee Fort59.84 KMs away from Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

The Maratha king Shivaji ranked this fort as the "most impregnable fortress in India" and it was called 'the troy of the East'.

Mahendravadi Rock Cut Temple
Mahendravadi Rock Cut Temple60.01 KMs away from Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

The contribution of the Pallava to cultural development. The cave temple in this village is an important one as it is the only cave temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu which was constructed by Mahendravarman I (600-630 CE). This cave is excavated on a free-standing boulder.

Auroville Mothers Earth Temple
Auroville Mothers Earth Temple60.07 KMs away from Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Matrimandir is an edifice of spiritual significance for the practitioners of Integral Yoga,

Auro Beach
Auro Beach60.61 KMs away from Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Auro beach is great place to enjoy the cool waters and calming breeze. As with the Serenity beach, this is comparatively less crowded than the other beaches of Pondicherry. Even the ride towards the beach is amazingly peaceful with trees providing a cool shade. Although is beach is not very clean, it is still flocked by many locals, especially youngsters. Numerous people can be seen taking evening walks and enjoying the mesmerizing view of the sunset.

Thiruvakkarai Fossil Wood Park-Geoheritage site
Thiruvakkarai Fossil Wood Park-Geoheritage site62.37 KMs away from Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

This is a notified national Geo -heritage monument maintained by the Geological Survey of India. The park contains petrified fossil woods approximately 20 million years old.

St. Thomas Mount National Shrine
St. Thomas Mount National Shrine62.86 KMs away from Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

A small hillock in the Chennai city. The ancient Syrian church community of India traces the origin of their church here.

Madras War Cemetery
Madras War Cemetery63.70 KMs away from Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

The cemetery is spread over an area of 2.75 acres and contains 856 Commonwealth burials of the second-word war.

Serenity beach
Serenity beach63.88 KMs away from Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Serenity Beach as its name suggests is a tranquil spot along the Bay of Bengal. Beautiful and scenic, the name is very apt for this beach. Bathed in warm golden sand with a trail of rocks leading to the sea, it is perfect for calm days.

Guindy National Park
Guindy National Park65.76 KMs away from Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Guindy national park is a protected area of Tamilnadu and the 8th smallest national park in India and one of the very few national parks situated inside a city.

Mahakavi Bharathiar Memorial Museum Cum Research Centre
Mahakavi Bharathiar Memorial Museum Cum Research Centre67.47 KMs away from Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Bharathiar Memorial Museum cum Research Centre located at Puducherry was established commemorating the renowned Tamil poet and freedom fighter Subramanya Bharathiyar, popularly entitled the sobriquet "Mahakavi", literally the supreme poet. The museum was established in the very abode of Bharathiyar, where the poet took refuge from the ruling British Raj, from 1908 to 1918, when Puducherry (erstwhile Pondicherry) was governed by the French regime.