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Kolleru Lake

Kolleru Lake

in Andhra Pradesh, Bird Sanctuary, South India | 0 comments

Kolleru Lake is one of the fresh water lakes in India. It is located near Eluru, West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, India. This lake is situated between Godavari delta and Krishna delta. Water of this lake comes from the rivers Ramileru, Yerru Kalva, Tammileru, and Budameru. Other name of this place is Peerless Fisherman’s Paradise and Bird Heaven. Under India’s wildlife Protection Act of 1972, this lake was declared as Wildlife Sanctuary. This place also got international importance in 2002. Area covered by sanctuary is 308 sq.kms   What to see at Kolleru Lake: This is the best place for natural lovers and bird lovers. Nearly 20 million resident and migratory birds can be seen here. In the lake two copper Plates of early Pallava dynasty has found here. Major attraction of this lake is Grey Pelicans. These birds come to this place for breeding from Central Asia (Siberia). Some of the birds come to this place between October to March. These birds are adjutant storks, flamingos, mallards, gargeney teals etc. Large number of wild ducks including whistling teals, flamingos, pintails, mallards also found at this place. Endangered birds of this place are Parakeet, King Fishes, Herons, Egrets, Drongos, Doves, Curles, Cormorants, Coot, Bunting, Bulbuls, Barbles, pink headed duck etc. Popular air faunas of this place are Raptors, Passerines, Cormorants, Darters, Wild Species of ducks & teals, Herons, Varois Storks, Jacanas.   What to see around Kolleru Lake: Gangeshwaralayam: It is located 19kms away from Kolleru Lake. This temple was constructed by Bhishma who was the character in the epic Mahabharata. Inside the temple, Swayambhu Gangeswar Shivalinga is situated. Another attraction near this temple is Lord Rama Temple. Dwaraka Tirumala: Other name of this place is Chinna Tirupathi. It is located 51kms away from Kolleru Lake. Lord Venkateswara is worshipped here. Temple is situated on Seshadri Hill. Saint Dwaraka, had unearthered the idol of Lord Venkateswara at this place. So this place is named after him. Eluru Ashram: It is associated with Datta Peetham. Other name of this place is Nam Datta Natha Kshetra. Inside the ashram there is a small temple. In this temple, Anagha Devi and Lord Dattatreya idols can be seen. Guru Nilayam and Prayer hall...

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