Our next destination was Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary.
We reached Guindy railway station by cab and boarded train to Chengalpet.The ticket costs 10 rupees per head. The train was crowded and there was no seat available. We were literally counting every stops and at about the 6th stop,we finally got seated. There are 17 stops between guindy and Chengalpet in the 1hr journey.
The view along the way was very pleasant as the train speeded along Kolavai lake side.
After a one hour journey,we reached Chengalpet railway station.
The bus stand is located very near to railway station and we had to board the bus to Vedanthangal. We immediately got a bus , bought the tickets (20 rupees per head)and it took 1hour to reach our destination.
We enjoyed the scenes from the running bus. There was greenery all around. Sometimes,herd of cattles blocked our way and we could enjoy the real village side view.
The ticket price was 25 rupee per head and for taking photographs,an additional amount of 50 for mobile phone had to be given. We entered the birds paradise and it was beautiful. A lake with trees full of birds,long path lying adjacent to it for bird watching with a bird watching tower were the main attraction. With binoculars,we could get a better view of the birds.
The place wasn't crowded much. We could feel the breeze as we walked along the path. We saw wide variety of birds(names of which are hard to remember). After taking a walk for nearly 1 hour,we stepped out. Expect some fruit vendors and bajji stalls, no restaurants were available nearby. We had spiced guava and satisfied our hunger.
The next bus was about to start at 2.30 pm and we got inside the bus. A good nap of one hour in bus took us back to Chengalpet. The next aim was to sate our hunger. We went to hotel Sri Muniyandi Vilas and the food was okay.