Climate of Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
The climate in Vedanthangal is extremely hot and humid during the summer months from March to July, when the temperature can reach a maximum of 40° C. The winter season on the other hand is pleasant and mild when the temperature ranges between 16° C to 27° C. During the monsoon season, the area receives heavy rainfall mostly from the north-east monsoon winds and the average annual rainfall is about 10mm.
Flora and Fauna of Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
The Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary features a plethora of plant and birdlife from all over the world. There is a wide spectrum of birds from cormorants, darters, grebes, large and little egrets, moorhens, and night herons to paddy birds, painted storks, pintails, pond herons, sandpipers, shovellers, terns, white ibises and many more. There are also a variety of migratory birds like the garganeys and teals from Canada, the snake birds and gloss ibises from Sri Lanka, the grey pelicans from Australia, grey herons and open-billed storks from Bangladesh, painted storks from Siberia, and the spoonbills and spot-billed duck from Burma. Other than these, there are also monkeys and other common mammals that are found here. The flora here includes trees like Barringtonia acuntangula, Acacia nilotica, and Alangium salviflorum trees and dry evergreen scrub and thorn forests.
Visiting Information on Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
The nearest airport to Vedanthangal is in Puducherry at a distance of 58 km and the closest railway station is the Chengalpattu Junction at a distance of 21 km. By roadways, one can take the National Highway 45 from Chennai, which is at a distance of about 75 km.
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