Located on the Andhra Pradesh-Tamil Nadu border, the Pulicat Lake is the second largest saltwater lake in India. It lies near Nellore and is about 60 km north of Chennai.
The lake is separated from the Bay of Bengal by a strip of land and Pulicat town is situated at its southern end. This shallow lake is famed for a variety of aquatic birds and is an important destination for tourists. Boating facilities are available.