Outseri Lake Bird Watching - Adventure

Outseri Lake Bird Watching - Adventure - Pondicherry

Pondicherry is a must-visit destination for all the bird lovers as it offers immense opportunity for bird watching. The Ousteri Lake, also known as Osudu Lake ranks the top among the best bird watching spots in Pondicherry. The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources has recognized the Ousteri Lake as one of the top wetlands in Asia.

Outseri Lake Bird Watching

Ousteri Lake and its surroundings support a wide variety of flora and fauna and more than 140 varieties of migratory birds, as well as local birds, find a comfortable stay here. Tailorbird, painted stork, open bill stork, white ibis, spotted owlets and white-breasted water hen are some of the bird varieties found here and early mornings are the best time to spot them.

Bahour Lake is another famous bird watching spot in Pondicherry where you can spot birds like shikra, cormorants, egrets, kingfisher, little grebes, drongo, and bee-eaters.

Major attractions of the place

Ousteri Lake is home to a wide set of floral species that ranges from large trees to small herbs and possess large avifaunal species thus attracting a lot of nature lovers as well as bird watchers

The surroundings of Bahour Lake is adorned with paddy fields, sugarcane and coconut plantations.

Specialty of the place

  • Ousteri Lake consists of mudflats and marshy lands and is acknowledged as one of the top wetlands in Asia by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.
  • Bahour Lake is the second largest lake in Pondicherry as well as a seasonal freshwater wetland. It usually remains dry for 5 to 6 months.

Activities Suggested

  • Bird Watching.
  • Boating.
  • Strolling.
  • Picnicking
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Way to reach:

By Air : Chennai International Airport is the nearest airport to Ousteri Lake and Bahour Lake. Ousteri Lake is 148 Km away from Chennai Airport while Bahour Lake is 159.5 Km away.

By Train : Pondicherry Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Ousteri Lake and Bahour Lake. Ousteri Lake is 11.4 Km away from Pondicherry Railway Station while Bahour Lake is 20.5 Km away.

By Road : Pondicherry Bus Station is the nearest bus station to Ousteri Lake and Bahour Lake. Ousteri Lake is 10.8 Km away from Pondicherry Bus Station while Bahour Lake is 20.1 Km away.