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Address: 8/25 2nd Street, Chennai (Madras) 600090, India
Phone Number: +91 97898 64166
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Join independent conservation and wildlife enthusiast groups such as the...

Join independent conservation and wildlife enthusiast groups such as the Students’ Sea Turtle Conservation Network for midnight walks from Neelangarai to Besant Nagar beach to aid the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtle by relocating eggs for safe release to the sea.

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instance of real wild life protection

Every year from Each night during the nesting season, a group of college students would trudge along the coast looking for Olive Ridley turtle nests and relocate them to a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 May 2016
manoj k
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Every year from Each night during the nesting season, a group of college students would trudge along the coast looking for Olive Ridley turtle nests and relocate them to a hatchery. The female turtle digs a pit in the sand with her back flippers and drops about 50 to 100 eggs. After 40-50 days, the eggs hatch and the hatchlings... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Was looking for this type of activity. finally got a chance to be part of the same. The volunteers are having super knowledge about that. It was a very good experience walking from 12 am till 5 am in the beach and collected Turtle Eggs for keeping them hatched.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

You have to know well in advance and join in. It is always in the night, so might not be suitable for younger children.

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Thank Shyamis
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Held between January and April for the public on weekends, this is probably the best thing I have done in Chennai...in life infact! I have walked in nights when there were nothing but dead turtles and the there were very few nights where we saw live nesting turtles (one amazing experience - there is no turning back from these walks... More 

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1 Thank DrLakshmiKrishnan
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

I was lucky enough to be able to go on the turtle walk a few years ago and it was a wonderful experience! I would recommend everyone do it, especially those of you that have little ones. I will remind you though that its often based on chance (i went for the one organised by Croc bank), and they said... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

This is a seasonal midnight activity and must be done in groups for safety reasons. I suggest you tie up with local volunteer groups and do the walk. This is basically to save the baby turtles that wander away in the wrong direction.

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Thank SagarVS
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

This will definitely be one of the most unique and rewarding experiences you can be a part of! What an amazing feeling! We have to thank our lucky stars though, because we encountered about a 100 baby turtles coming out of their eggs on our turtle walk, although it doesn't always turn out to be successful. I've had friends who've... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Tuff to locate the place...nice place for kids..teens might feel bored..must visit place..i have been with some of my friends

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

after seeing news papers..i visited this place in chennai...very funny place to vist with kids...superb

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

It was worth full visit and I will advise to my dear and near to visit this place if planning for holidays. Also snacks and beverage shops are available near to this

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