Kolleru Lake Bird Sanctuary (Kolleru)
The Kolleru Lake Bird Sanctuary at Kolleru has the largest fresh water lake in Asia. The Kolleru Lake Bird Sanctuary is 65 Km away from Vijaywada. The Kolleru lake attracts many nature lovers. The largest fresh water lake in Asia, Kolleru lake is a virtual paradise for nature lovers. Rich in flora and fauna, The Kolleru Lake Bird Sanctuary attracts migratory birds from Australia, Siberia, Egypt and Philippines between the months of October and March. During this period, the lake is visited by an anticipated 2,00,000 birds, which include Open Bill Storks, Painted Storks, Glossy Ibises, White Ibises, Teals, Pintails, Shovellers, Red-Crested Pochards, Blackwinged Stilts, Avocets, Common Redshanks, Wigeons, Gadwalls and Cormorants, among Others.
The Kolleru Lake Bird Sanctuary is known the world over for the famous Kolleru Bird Sanctuary. This 673 sq.Kms wet land marsh habitat supports a large veriety of Water birds which contain Garganys,ducks,Open bill storks, Herons, Flamingos & grey pelicans.
The Kolleru Lake Bird Sanctuary has the following watch towers for sighting the birds.
Atapaka: 1.5 km from Kaikaluru to see varieties of waterfowl.
Murthyraju tank 8 km from Nidamarru
East Chodavaram: 53 km from Eluru where Open Bill Storks nest in colonies from July - December.
Best Season to Visit
: November to March.
: Hotels in Eluru,Kaikaluru and .Vijayawada.