Singanallur Lake

 

Overview

Singanallur Lake is a lake in Singanallur, Coimbatore, South India.Coimbatore is the second largest city in state of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the 9 large lakes in the city. It is spread over an area of 1.153 km2  and has an average depth of 4.25 m.Singanallur Lake is in the heart of Coimbatore city. It lies on the right side of the road, which goes from Coimbatore to Trichy. A railway line also passes through the lake, offering a good view of the lake to railway passengers.
 
Singanallur lake near Coimbatore is good for Bird watching in Winter. Over 100 species of birds have been spotted in the Lake.The Singanallur tank has the highest number of resident birds as well migratory population recorded in the last two years. The relative calm of the place and low human interference might be the reason why the tank is a favourite with the birds.
 
The other birds spotted here are marsh harrier, egret, wagtail, cormorant (water crow) and painted stork. Spot-billed Pelican, which is listed in the vulnerable section of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) category, is an important bird indicator which highlights the significance of any wetland. A total of 5,777 Spot-billed Pelicans and 3,146 Painted Storks were spotted in the city tanks five years ago. Now their numbers have dwindled to almost one fifth. Rare birds like Western Marsh Harrier, Little Crake, Pallied Harrier, Gadwall, White- necked Stork, Eurasian Spoonbill, Marsh Sandpiper, Black-headed Oriole and Black- bellied Tern were also reported seen in the study.
 
List of birds of Singanallur Lake,
 
Non-passerines
Cormorants,Herons and Egrets,Storks,Ibisandspoonbill,Kites,andHarriers,Ducks
Francolin and Fowl,Crakes and Rail,Jacanas,Plovers and Lapwings,Godwit, Sandpipers and Stilt,Terns,DovesandPigeons,Parakeet,Cuckoos,Owls,Swifts,
Kingfishers,Bee-eaters,Rollers and Hoopoe,Barbets,Woodpeckers.
Other Non-Passerines
Passerines,Larks,Martin and Swallows,Wagtails and Pipit,Shrikes and Woodshrikes,Bulbuls,Robin and Chats,Babblers,Warblers, Prinias and Tailorbird,Flycatchers,Flower Peckers,Sunbirds,Munias,Sparrows,Weavers,
Starling and Myna,Orioles,Drongos,Crows and Treepies.
 
 
 Best Time to visit:  October to February.
 
 Visit duration: 30 to 45 minutes
 
How to Reach,
 
By Road: Coimbatore is well connected to all major cities of India through a good network of National Highways and State Highways. Efficient bus services are available. Taxi services for short distance travel are provided.
 
 
Nearest Railway Station: Coimbatore  Multiplicity Railway Station.
 
Nearest Airport: Coimbatore  International Airport. The airport lies about 13 kms away from the heart of Coimbatore city.
 
 

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Coimbatore
Location
Singanallur
Address
Singanallur Lake, Trichy Road, Kallimadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu - 641005
Contact Info
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Trichy Road, Kallimadai
Nearest Railway Station
Coimbatore Jn (CBE)
Nearest Airport
Coimbatore International Airport
IN
latitude : 11.029999730 longitude :77.043403630
Corporation : Coimbatore
GPS Code : VOCB
Area
1.153 km2
Visiting Hours
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