Friday, December 28, 2012
Pulicat Lake straddles the border of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Just over 100km away from Chennai, it is easily accessed from the city. People flock there to watch the flamingoes, which come in every year to these backwaters - which is what Pulicat Lake actually is.
Several boatmen are willing take you out to watch the flamingoes, adding to their regular fishing income. Almost the entire stretch is quite shallow, so the boats are actually punted across the lake. And in some places, such as this, the boatman gets down and pushes the boat across!