Flamingo Festival 2018 is a three day event to welcome and celebrate the arrival of migratory birds, especially Flamingos. The annual Flamingo Festival is celebrated at the bird sanctuary at Nelapattu, Pulicat lake and the nearby Sullurupet town in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. Various migratory birds including Flamingo come to this part of Andhra Pradesh. This festival attracts tourists from all over the world.
Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is one of the largest Pelicanry in South-East Asia with more than 1,500 Pelicans breeding an average every year.
The Festival will take place in 4 locations
Sullurpeta (Main Stage – Stalls & Entertainment)
Nelapattu (Stalls & Entertainment)
Atakani Thippa – Pulicat (Stalls)
BV Palem – Pulicat (Stalls – Entertainment – Boat Riding)
showcasing local talent
Bird Sanctuary Tours
Trip to Sriharikota Space Centre
AP government is to organize two day Flamingo festival at Pulicat lake. Government has made many arrangements for the event to attract the attention of tourists.
Government has released Rs 1 crore for the festival as a state event. Boating facility at BVPalem point of the lake has also been arranged by the officials with the help of local fishermen. To attract tourists sports, cultural programes and dance shows have been organized for the festival.
Municipal Administration Minister P.Narayana said that all attracts are being made to attract tourists in the district as its surroundings have huge potential in terms of nature and has many beaches. He also pointed out that the country like Singapore is equipped with world class infrastructure which attracts the tourist and due to which the Singapore government earns annual revenue of Rs. 2 lakh crore.
District collector M.Janaki said that to attract the tourists they have campaigned to bring focus on the bird festival and the event has been highlighted through posters at shopping malls in Nellore, Chennai and many other places.
AP Government is going to organize three days Flamingo festival from January 9th to 11th. As part of this festival the Government has decided to organize road shows to mobilise wide support and participation in the festival. This festival is organised every year at the Sullurpet, Nellore Dt.
Many migratory birds, especially Flamingos arrive at Nelapattu Birds sanctuary and Pulicat lake. It is known to be their winter home.
To attract the attention of the public and tourists many road shows will be organised in Chennai, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, and Nellore. Many Film artistes and cultural troupes and experts will also be involved in mobilising their support for the event.
The officials released the posters and theme song CDs at a meeting which took place at Collectorate.
The festival events would be held at four venues, Sullurupeta High School Grounds, BV Palem, Nelapattu Bird sanctuary and Atakanithippa.
A panaoramic video is prepared with the help of a helicopter robot video camera will also be shown to the visitors during the three days festival.
Pulicat & Nelapattu Bird Sanctuaries, Nellore: Paradise for migratory birdse
The three-day bird festival of Sullurupet in Nellore district, the Flamingo Festival is scheduled to begin on January 8th 2014. The district administration has been organising the festival every year to mark the arrival of thousands of migratory birds, especially flamingos, to Nelapattu Birds sanctuary and Pulicat lake, their winter home.
The festival was planned about a decade ago to attract tourists to the sanctuary from the state and neighbouring states. Stalls of various government departments and cultural prorgammes would be arranged at the junior college ground at Sullurpeta during the festival. Seminars on bio-diversity, birds and protection of Pulicat lake would also be conducted. Boat rides will be arranged for the visitors at Bheemulavaripalem in Tada mandal.
The famous Flamingo Festival will be celebrated officially as a three-day annual event from January 7 to 9, 2013 at Sullurupet in Nellore district. The Andhra Pradesh State Government passed orders to include this festival in the list of State Tourism calendar of festivals.
Thousands of people visit the Pulicat Lake and Nelapattu Bird Sanctuaries near Sullurupet every year. Special arrangements are also made for conducting cultural programmes, exhibition of various departments and rural sports at the sprawling grounds of Government Junior College in Sullurupet during the three days. The Flamingo Festival was celebrated by a committee in the past, without direct participation from the administration.
SPSR Nellore district collector Sridhar release the event publicity poster for Flemingo Festival to be held in Sullurupeta, Tada and Doravari Satram mandals of SPSR Nellore district on 7th and 8th January 2012. Flemingo Festival convenor Ravi Prakash said that the Flemingo Festival will be inaugurated by the finance minister Mr Anam Ramanarayana Reddy on 7th morning.
Tourists can travel for free during these two days from Sullurupeta to Nelapattu bird sanctuary and Bheemunivari Palem boating area in Pulicat lake. Boat rides also will be free of cost.
Flamingo Festival will be conducted on 7th and 8th of Jan 2012 at Boys High School, Sullurupet, SPSR Nellore District. The Flamingo Festival is an annual event being held to foster a bond with the migratory birds like flamingoes that migrate from Russia and other parts of the world during the winter season. Pulicat lake and Nelapattu bird sanctuary are the two prominent places of interest for bird watchers and nature lovers.
The organizers have arranged a musical program by music director Koti followed by ghazals by Srinivas and mimicry by Siva Reddy. Actress Priyamani will be the chief guest. Junior Jackie Chan will also be coming from Vijayawada.
On the second day, another Telugu actress Charmi will perform a dance show. Other rural sports events like kabaddi, kho kho and boat race from Irakam island are going to be some other major attractions. Other rural music and dance shows like kolatam, keelu gurralu and tholu bommalata (puppetry) will also be performed during the festival.
Nellore district administration is making arrangements to host the annual birds festival also known as Flamingo Festival on January 7th and 8th 2012. The festival will be held in the boys high school ground in Sullurupet town. Rural sports and boating competitions are going to be the main attractions during the festival. The administration is planning to make necessary arrangements for watching the birds in Nelapattu sanctuary and Pulicot Lake apart from boat rides in BV Palem.
Flamingo Festival is being held since 2001 with the twin objectives of promoting awareness among local populace to protect the migratory birds and also to promote tourism.
Flamingo festival offers an opportunity for ornithologists, environmentalists, bird watchers, forest and tourism officials to study the bio-diversity of Pulicat and Nellapattu Bird Sanctuaries and to initiate measures to conserve the bio-zones for future generations. Pulicat lake is spread over an area of 460 sq km surrounded by Sulurpet, Dorvari Satram, Vakadu and Kota mandals of Nellore district.
Thousands of birds of nearly 240 species visit the lake during winter. Various species of migratory birds including some rare and endangered species from different parts of the world visit the Nelapattu habitat from October to March every year. The birds prepare their nests, brood the eggs and return to their native places along with their young ones by April.
Flamingos, Pelicans, Siberian Storks, Open Billed Storks, Night Herons, Egrets, Little Cormorant, Golden Backed Wood Pecker, Spotted and Ring Doves, King Fishers, Painted Storks, White Necked Storks, Spoon Bills and other species of birds will present a colourful gala for tourists at the sanctuary. The villagers treat the migratory birds with affection and provide protection to them.