:: Kolleru Lake
It is home to a fine Bird sanctuary called Kolleru Sanctuary that attracts
several species of birds. It is the largest pelican refuge that is a rich
haven for migrating birds. The lake also supports a rich biodiversity
and high biomass of fish, plankton that forms the source of food for birds.
Pelicans arrive here during the nesting season to raise their young.
Located about 95
km from Vijaywada, it is located between the wide deltas of Godavari
& Krishna and is the largest fresh Water Lake in the country.
It receives water from four rivers, namely Budameru, Ramileru,
Tammileru and Errakalva and 18 drains. This lake empties its water
into the Bay of Bengal, every six months through an outlet called
'upputera'. Its majestic beauty comes alive during monsoons when
it spans nearly 260-sq-kms.
Kolleru Lake witnesses great activity during winters. The place can also
be reached from 1.5 km from Kaikaluru town, 3 km from Gudivakalankas and
15 km from Eluru.