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Arignar Anna Zoological Park | Rajiv Gandhi Memorial

Vedantangal Birds Sanctuary  | Mammalappuram

Covelong The Beach


Arignar Anna Zoological Park

This zoological park is located in Vandalore which is 35 km away from Kanchipuam. It covers a land area of 1,265-acre, the biggest in South India, has, among other species, a good collection of tropical birds, mammals, and reptiles. It was in the year 1855 the first Zoo in India was established in Chennai, later on in 1979 shifted to this 510 ha sprawling complex. The Natural environment in this zoological park helps the animals to move around freely without any disturbance. Vehicles operated through batteries are run to go around the park. Tuesdays are holidays.


Rajiv gandhi Memorial

Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Kanchipuram

Rajiv Gandhi Memorial is located in Sriperumbudur which is 29 km away from Kanchipuam (On the way to Chennai from Kanchipuram). The former prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated here on May 21, 1991. A memorial was built on this spot. There are no holidays for this memorial. The visiting hour is between 10 AM and 6 PM.The Sriperumbudur is the birth place of Saint Ramanujar, the Father of Visishtadvaida philosophy of Vaishnavism and hence an important pilgrim centre for the Vaishnavites.


Vedantangal Birds Sanctuary

Vedantangal Birds Sanctuary Kanchipuram

It is one of the major Water Bird Sanctuaries in India.of 48 Kms from Kanchipuram . The birds nest on the branches of submerged trees. Storks, Egrets, Cormorants, Darter, Flamingos, Pelicans, moor hens, herons, kingfishers, sandpipers, white ibis,spoonbills, swans and grey wagtails are some of the birds which arrive here during season.The best season time is between October and March, when a large number of migratory birds visit. The birds can be viewed from the bank or from the watch tower.


Mammalappuram

Mamallapuram

It was a flourishing port town during the time of Pallavas.This is one of the main tourist place in kanchipuram. The monuments of Mamallapuram are excellent specimen of Dravidian temple architecture and Pallava art.


Covelong-The Beach

Covelong The Beach Kanchipuram

This is a small fishing village 40 kms from Chennai on the Mahabalipuram road. There are the remains of a fort which now functions as a luxury beach resort. Facilities for windsurfing and swimming are available here. A dargah and an ancient church are located here.



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