Trekking in Chennai
In Chennai, many such suitable regions are present where people can showcase their adventurous minds at full stretch.
Chembarambakkam Lake:This lake is located about 40 km from Chennai, in Kanchipuram district with a surface area of about 3,800 acres (15 km2). It is one of the rain-fed reservoirs from where Chennai gets its water supply.
It serves as origin for Adyar Lake. And also a part of water supply of the metropolis of Chennai is taken from this lake. The lake serves as one of the major sources of drinking water for the city.
India’s second largest Water Treatment Plant (WTP) with capacity of 530 MLD was inaugurated in July 2007. After this, Chembarambakkam provided about 1280 Million litres of water for the city.
Alamparai was a seaport during the historical times. The place also had other names like Idaikazhinadu, Alamparva and Alampuravi.
The fort is built of bricks and limestone and at its centre there is placed a tomb.
Pulicat Lake holds the pride of being the second largest brackish – water lake or lagoon in India. The lake encloses a beautiful bird life sanctuary too.
There are three major rivers which feed the lagoon and they are the Arani River which is at the southern tip, the Kalangi River which flows from the northwest and the Swarnamukhi River which is at the northern end, and also it’s fed by some smaller streams.
Several species of wintering waterfowl also come here including Bar-headed Goose, Ruddy Shelduck, Eurasian Wigeon, Gadwall, Common Teal, Northern Pintail, Garganey, etc.
This place is located in Vellore, few km from Chennai. The hills are occupied by tribes who become the most entertaining factor for the visitors.
The hill has many mountain tips which give a beautiful view below. Small villages are formed by tribes throughout the hills and all are interconnected by pathways.
This is a bird sanctuary located in Kanchipuram, and is about one and half hour journey from Chennai. It covers about 0.3 sq km. It is one of the oldest water bird sanctuaries in the country. The best time to visit this sanctuary is between the months of March and November.
Vedanthangal home for migratory birds. The spot is an excellent trekking spot for bird lovers and photography lovers. Some other Trekking Spots in and around Chennai are Yelagiri, Tada Forest, Nagalapuram Falls and Gingee Fort.