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One would be surprised to find out the numerous options they have to take off for a weekend, from Chennai. One such awesome destination in the long list includes Pulicat. Pulicat is a historic seashore town, located to the north of Chennai. Pulicat includes the Pulicat Lake and the Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary. Bird watchers would especially love this place, as thousands of migratory birds flock to this place, between October and March. If you are planning a trip to Pulicat, here’s how you can reach it.

By Car

Pulicat is located 54 km away from Chennai. It can be reached in 1 hour 20 minutes. There are 2 routes to reach Pulicat. One can opt to drive via SH104. On this route, one has to follow Sydenhams Rd, Elephant Gate St and Basin Bridge Rd to Erukkancheri High Rd/Grand Northern Trunk Rd in Vasuki Nagar. From there on, you can continue onto Erukkancheri High Rd/Grand Northern Trunk Rd, 100 Feet Rd and SH 104 to Pulicat. The other route involves driving via SH 56 and SH 104.

By Bus

Pulicat is connected to Chennai by buses. A bus journey between these two places could take anywhere between 2.5 – 3 hours. One can board a bus from Periyamet Bus Stop, Everest or Periyamedu.