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Pichavaram Mangrove Forest

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| Uppanaru River, Pichavaram, Chidambaram, India
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Backwater boating don miss it

Its a nice place to boat between the mangrove forests. Choose a canoe type boat to enjoy the beauty... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chennai, India
Beautiful trip to Pichavaram and Chidambaram

We started from Pondicherry at 7.45 am and reached Pichavaram at 10.05 am, on the way we had our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rajesh S
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| Uppanaru River, Pichavaram, Chidambaram, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a nice place to boat between the mangrove forests. Choose a canoe type boat to enjoy the beauty of mangroves. If you have luck you may also chance of seeing otter and some rarely seen birds while boating. Don't miss it.

Thank Rukel007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started from Pondicherry at 7.45 am and reached Pichavaram at 10.05 am, on the way we had our breakfast in Cuddalore. When we reached there it was very crowded but they had many boats to handle that crowd. On that day they provided tickets...More

2  Thank Rajesh S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little highly priced. But you can go there for kids. It is a nice experience to see mangrove forests which is 2nd one after Sunderbans

Thank Veena2909
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not a classic tourist place but that does not mean you should avoid it. It is nature at its best and if you get a good boat man it gets more exciting. The water is shallow (3-4 feet) and the canals are the...More

Thank LalatenduSahu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well one of the biggest mangrove forests, take a row boat n go into interiors. Picturesque. Good getaway from Chennai & Pondicherry :-)

Thank Vijay L
Reviewed 14 September 2017

If you are visiting Chidambaram, please do not miss to visit Pichavaram Mangrove forest, about 15km from Chidambaram. The place usually hot & humid throughout (except Dec & Jan) so, make sure you wore simple cotton cloths. Although, life jackets provided by boat club, the...More

2  Thank kumargopalan
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Usually Chidambaram has a hot and humid, typical coastal weather but we were lucky to experience heavy rain the previous evening. We started early next day which was a lovely cloudy morning. We reached in within half an hour and opted for a boat ride....More

Thank HaimantiPaul
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Wanted to visit the Mangrove forest so arranged to visit on the way back for Madurai and Thanjavur. Paid for a motorboat as the sun was coming out and temperature getting high so couldn't cope with a two hour rowing boat. It cost 1400 rupees...More

Thank Geogal2013
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

First of all don't go to google maps to locate this resort. It will mislead you. You will have to take a turn which indicted as mangrove forest. The resort is NOT a resort ad one would like to have it. There is no hot...More

Thank mmanoj52
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We reached Pichavaram around 10:50 AM. There are TTDC operated boats - ticket counter - charging quite cheap when compared to other places. Pichavaram is around 210 kms from Chennai - takes around 5 hours. Pichavaram is around 9 kms from the ECR, a diversion...More

2  Thank Karthik R
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9 October 2017|
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Response from Veena2909 | Reviewed this property |
You are right. They dont allow 4hrs boating on weekends. We faced the same issue as we were there on a Sunday. Please go on a weekday around 8 am to get the full benefit. Above 8 am it is not worth it as only boating is... More
6 September 2017|
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Response from Dinkar P | Reviewed this property |
Row boat for 2 will be 1800 for and hour and 3500 for 4 hours. It's open from 7am to 6pm.

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