Muthupet mangroves (JAMBAVANODAI) and lagoon :
Muthupet is a town in Tiruvarur District. It is located between Thirutturaipoondi and Pattukkotai, and around 360 km away from Chennai. The town lies adjacent to the Bay of Bengal and is in the southernmost part of the Cauvery delta. Muthupet is bounded by Korayar and Bamaniyar rivers to the east and west respectively. The rivers Koriayar and Pamaniyar join near Muthupet, and there is a lagoon, which is rich in fish.
Muthupet is an ideal place for fishing, pearl hunting and bird hunting. It is well known for its fishing industries such as finfish (koduva), shrimp and crab. A natural mangrove forest, Alayathi Kadu, is one of the largest of its kind in India.
Muthupet Railway Station is on the Karaikkudi-Tiruthuraipoondi line. As this section of the railway track is currently undergoing gauge conversion, there are no direct trains from Chennai to Muthupet.
Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary :
Vaduvur Bird Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary located in the town of Vaduvur in Tiruvarur District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Vaduvur was located 22 KM away from Thanjavur on the Thanjavur-Mannargudi state highway.
The irrigation tank receives water from November to April every year which attracts a numerous foreign birds from Europe and America.
The main attraction is the fertile wetlands in the region. There are also numerous lakes which provides the most required variety of fishes for the birds.
The sanctuary is free for Visitors and the government has provided basic facilities for an overnight stay.
There are two towers located in the sanctuary for the ease of visitors. More than 38 species of water birds are found here.