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Point Calimere, also called Cape Calimere and Kodikkarai is one of the Wildlife sanctuaries of India.

Location

It is located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It has an area of 24.17 km²,

It is a low headland on the Coromandel Coast, in the Nagapattinam district of the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is the apex of the Cauvery River delta, and marks a nearly right-angle turn in the coastline.

A historic landmark here was the Chola lighthouse, destroyed in the tsunami of 2004.

Details

The forests of Point Calimere, also known as the Vedaranyam forests, are one of the last remnants of the dry evergreen forests that were once typical of the East Deccan dry evergreen forests ecoregion.

The area is dotted with salt pans.

The sanctuary was enlarged to include the Great Vedaranyam Swamp and the Talaignayar Reserve Forest, and was renamed the Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary, with a total area of 377 km².

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

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