Flamingo Festival 2018 starts on 7th Jan

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)

Highlights

Photography Competitions

Gala Night

showcasing local talent

Celebrity Performer

Carnival

Exhibition

Food Courts

Bird Sanctuary Tours

Trip to Sriharikota Space Centre

Source: http://flamingofestival.com/

 

Artist from Nellore made Miniature Replicas of Flamingos

Thousands of people visit Pulicat lake to have a glimpse of magnificent Flamingos near Sullurpet every year. This place is known to be the winter home for many migratory birds.

Stalls of various government departments and cultural programmes would be arranged. Artist Sk.Musavir had made miniature replicas of flamingos. He has used 2.500mg of silver to make 10cm long and 2.5cm tall birds.  He made these replicas to preserve it for future generation. It took two days for him to make these miniature replicas.

Three days Flamingo Festival to start from January 9

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.

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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