Point Calimere

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Kodiakkarai also called Point Calimere or Cape Calimere, (கோடியக்கரை Kodiakkarai), is a low headland on the Coromandel Coast, in the Nagapattinam district of the state of Tamil Nadu, India.wikipedia
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Nagapattinam

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Kodiakkarai also called Point Calimere or Cape Calimere, (கோடியக்கரை Kodiakkarai), is a low headland on the Coromandel Coast, in the Nagapattinam district of the state of Tamil Nadu, India.
Nagapattinam is the base for tourism for Sikkal, Velankanni, Poompuhar, Kodiakkarai, Vedaranyam, Mannargudi and Tharangambadi.

Kodi Kuzhagar temple

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The antiquity of the region is evident by the extant Kodi Kuzhagar temple of Chola pediod.
Kuzhagar Temple or Kodi Kuzhagar Temple (also called Amrithakadeswarar Temple) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, located in the town of Kodikkarai in Tamil Nadu, India.

Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary

In 1988, the sanctuary was enlarged to include the Great Vedaranyam Swamp and the Talaignayar Reserve Forest, and renamed the Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary, with a total area of 377 km 2.
Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary (PCWBS) is a 21.47 km2 protected area in Tamil Nadu, South India along the Palk Strait where it meets the Bay of Bengal at Point Calimere (Tamil: கோடியக்கரை Kodiakkarai) at the southeastern tip of Nagapattinam District.

Mangrove

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The sanctuary includes the cape and its three natural habitat types: dry evergreen forests, mangrove forests, and wetlands.
Mangroves ecoregion is under protection for Calimere Wildlife and Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary.

Vedaranyam

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The region is located about 9 kilometres southerly to Vedaranyam.
The tourist destinations around the town are Ayurvedic Medicinal Forest, Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary located Point Calimere at a distance of 10 km, Historical Light House, Ramar Paatham, Ettukudi Murugan temple located at a distance of 40 km and Our Lady of Good Health, Velankanni located at a distance of 37 km from the town.

Ponniyin Selvan

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It is referred to by writer Kalki in his historical novel Ponniyin Selvan.

Spoon-billed sandpiper

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Point Calimere is home to the endangered endemic Indian blackbuck and is one of the few known wintering locations of the spoon-billed sandpiper.
Protected areas in its staging and wintering areas include Yancheng in China, Mai Po Marshes in Hong Kong and Point Calimere and Chilka lake in India,.

List of birds of South India

South India
Rollapadu in Andhra Pradesh, Nagarhole (Rajiv Gandhi National Park) and Bandipur National Park in Karnataka; Rajamalai (Eravikulam National Park) and Periyar National Park in Kerala; Mudumalai National Park, Udhagamandalam, Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary in Anamalai, Vedanthangal and Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary in Kodikkarai, Tamil Nadu are notable bird watching locations in South India.

Headlands and bays

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Kodiakkarai also called Point Calimere or Cape Calimere, (கோடியக்கரை Kodiakkarai), is a low headland on the Coromandel Coast, in the Nagapattinam district of the state of Tamil Nadu, India.

Coromandel Coast

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Kodiakkarai also called Point Calimere or Cape Calimere, (கோடியக்கரை Kodiakkarai), is a low headland on the Coromandel Coast, in the Nagapattinam district of the state of Tamil Nadu, India.

Tamil Nadu

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Kodiakkarai also called Point Calimere or Cape Calimere, (கோடியக்கரை Kodiakkarai), is a low headland on the Coromandel Coast, in the Nagapattinam district of the state of Tamil Nadu, India.

India

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Kodiakkarai also called Point Calimere or Cape Calimere, (கோடியக்கரை Kodiakkarai), is a low headland on the Coromandel Coast, in the Nagapattinam district of the state of Tamil Nadu, India.

Kaveri

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It is the apex of the Cauvery River delta, and marks a nearly right-angle turn in the coastline.

Ramsar Convention

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Kodiakkarai is designated as Ramsar Convention site since August 2002.

East Deccan dry evergreen forests

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The sanctuary includes the cape and its three natural habitat types: dry evergreen forests, mangrove forests, and wetlands.

Wetland

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The sanctuary includes the cape and its three natural habitat types: dry evergreen forests, mangrove forests, and wetlands.

Greater flamingo

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It also holds large wintering populations of greater flamingos in India.

Salt evaporation pond

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The area is dotted with salt pans and these hold large crustacean populations that support the wintering bird life.

Hindus

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Point Calimere is also associated with the mythological Hindu epic, The Ramayana.

Ramayana

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Point Calimere is also associated with the mythological Hindu epic, The Ramayana.

Tamil language

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The highest point of the cape, at an elevation of 4 m, is Ramarpatham,"Rama’s feet" in Tamil.

Rama

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A stone slab bears the impressions of two feet and is understood to be the place where Rama stood and reconnoitered Ravana’s kingdom in Sri Lanka, which lies 48 km.

Ravana

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A stone slab bears the impressions of two feet and is understood to be the place where Rama stood and reconnoitered Ravana’s kingdom in Sri Lanka, which lies 48 km.

Sri Lanka

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A stone slab bears the impressions of two feet and is understood to be the place where Rama stood and reconnoitered Ravana’s kingdom in Sri Lanka, which lies 48 km.

Kalki Krishnamurthy

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It is referred to by writer Kalki in his historical novel Ponniyin Selvan.