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Birding In South India

Southern part of India is a linguistic-cultural region which comprises of four states i.e Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu along with two Union territories of Lakshadweep and Pondicherry, whose inhabitants are collectively referred to as South Indians. These souther ends of Indian Peninsula has been negeleted by the tourist visiting India, but had been the one of the most popular destination between the bird watcher and wildlifers in past few years. A dominant feature of South India is the tropical climate. Lush evergreen vegetation, the South Western Ghats moist deciduous forests are found along the Western Ghats. Tropical Dry Forests, the South Deccan Plateau dry deciduous forests and scrub lands Deccan thorn scrub forests are common in the interior Deccan plateau give the rare sighting of birds such as Herons, Egrets, Painted Stroks, Asian Openbill, Black Headed Ibis, Spoonbill, Bar headed Goose, Greater Painted Snipe, White Bellied Sea Eagles, Harriers, Ospery, Peregrine Falcon, Lesser Frigatebird, Common Ringed Plover, Slender Billed Gull, Black Fronted Dotterel, Paddy Field Pipit, Indian Pitta etc. India Birding Tours (IBT) has tried to sum up the few most important birding destination of South India after its vast research and trips, which are listed below:-

Situated on the Coromandel coast of south east india at the northern edge of Tamil Nadu is the capital city and one of the most popular cities in India.

Gulf of Mannar The Gulf of Mannar is an arm of the Indian Ocean, lying between the southern tip of India and the west coast of Sri Lanka at a width of between 160 and 200 km.

Situated at southern karnataka about 80 kms west from Mysore which is famous for its Sandle wood products. Nagarhole National Park had a decidious mixed forest

Mudumalai This Sanctuary at Tamil Nadu is one of the largest areas of protected Wildlife area in India. This Sanctuary has dry deciduous forest with pockets of teak

Munnar Munnar is a town located in the southern state of Kerala in India. The name is most often used to refer to the whole tourist area, of which the town forms a

Located at the Idukki district on the eastern side of Kerela "the Periyar Sanctuary" is best known reserve in Kerela and is one of the most popular

Point Calimere Located on the east coast of India 350 kms south of Chennai is best known as Kodikkarai or Cape Calimere is a vast area of tidal lagoons, salt pans, mud

Situated at 16kms north of Mysore in Karnataka, which is 3 km off the main road to Bangloare. The Famous heronry at Rangathittu on islands in the Kaveri river

Pulicat Lake Pulicat Lake is the second largest brackish-water lake on the Coromandel Coast of southeastern India. It lies at the border of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh

Rollapadu Rollapadu Bird sanctuary is renowned bird sanctuary of Andhra Pradesh, especially because of the wide variety of flora and birds found. This sanctuary

Shamirpet Lakes
Shamirpet Lake is about 30 kilometers north of Hyderabad, or 24 km north of Secunderabad, on the main road to Banglalore. Therefore it is attractive as a

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Anaimalai is also called Elephant Mountains range in the Western Ghats of the Tamil Nadu state at Southern India. The Anaimalai Hill are a junction of the

Situated at Northwestern Tamil Nadu which is at an altitude of 2,200m from the sea leavel. This place is a great summer destination for Indian as well as for

Situated at a distance of 86 kms. from Chennai, and is spread over 72 acres of marshy land with trees ideal for nesting are home to many species of water

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