The Annual Flamingo Festival is turning multiple locations in Andhra Pradesh into some of the best venues for wildlife viewing from 3rd January to 5th January 2023. Tourists and locals converged to the area around Pulicat Lake to celebrate the Flamingo Festival, which got off to a vibrant start at Sullurpeta, Atikanithippa, Nelapattu, and BV Palem sites in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh.
The annual Flamingo Festival celebrates the arrival of thousands of birds who make their annual migration to the Indian subcontinent during the winter months. The yearly event celebrates the migrating birds’ influx to Indian coasts to breed, nest, and feed, providing birdwatchers with a visual feast. The Indian shores and woodlands become their safe home for a few months.
For many years, bird lovers and tourists have flocked to Pulicat Lake and the Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary to observe these birds wandering through the shallow lake waters in search of food. This yearly event aims to draw visitors from all around the world and connect people with the environment.
The annual Flamingo Festival is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy exciting activities put on by the local communities while also getting closer to nature. The festival site at Sullurpeta will have a number of exhibition stalls with intriguing objects and opportunities for engagement with the departments of Forestry and Animal Husbandry.
Festival venues like the one at Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary attracts a lot of younger, school-going crowd. While flamingos continue to be the festival’s main draw, other species including pelicans, storks, and other waders should also be on the lookout for.
These festival locations feature trees and lakes that provide a habitat for these beautiful birds. The Flamingo Festival also hosts activities including competitions for bird photography and programs to raise awareness of environmental issues.