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Kolleru Bird Sanctuary Kolleru
Lake Bird Sanctuary, Kolleru
The largest fresh
water lake in Asia, Kolleru lake is a virtual paradise for nature lovers. Rich
in flora and fauna, it attracts migratory birds from Australia, Siberia, Egypt
and Philippines between the months of October and March. During this season, the
lake is visited by an estimated 2,00,000 birds, which include Open Bill Storks,
Painted Storks, Glossy Ibises, White Ibises, Teals, Pintails, Shovellers, Red-Crested
Pochards, Blackwinged Stilts, Avocets, Common Redshanks, Wigeons, Gadwalls and
Cormorants, among Others.
It is known the world
over for the famous Kolleru Bird Sanctuary. This 673 sq.Kms wet land marsh habitat
supports a large veriety of Water birds which include Garganys,ducks,Open bill
storks, Herons, Flamingos & grey pelicans.
The sanctuary has the following watch towers for sighting
Atapaka: 1.5 km from Kaikaluru to see varieties of waterfowl.
Murthyraju tank 8 km from Nidamarru
East Chodavaram: 53 km from Eluru
where Open Bill Storks nest in colonies from July - December.
is approachable from all four sides of the lake by road, directly to the following
Atapaka - 1.5 km from Kaikaluru town
Murthiraju Tanks -
8 km from Nidamarru
Gudivakalanka - 3 km from Gudivakalanka or 15 km from
Nearest city is Vijayawada, which is 65 km by road or rail. Nearest
town is Eluru
Best season to visit
Hotels in Eluru,Kaikaluru
Divisional Forest Officer, Wildlife Management Division, Eluru - 534006
How to Reach This Place
Road : 60
km from Vijayawada, 15-km from Eluru. One can take buses from Vijayawada.
1.5-km from Kaikaluru town
8-km from Nidamarru
3-km from Gudivakalankas
60 km from Vijayawada