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Pichavaram Mangrove Forest

#1 of 9 things to do in Chidambaram Features Animals
| Uppanaru River, Pichavaram, Chidambaram, India
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Brushing Back the Memories of Pichavaram

Pichavaram is always a refreshing place for us. I still remember those days when they had... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
YesPeeKay
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Chennai
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I studied in a college that's 17 kms away from Pichavaram, so riding down to Pichavaram nearly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
amohanro
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Chennai, India
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“row boat” (61 reviews)
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| Uppanaru River, Pichavaram, Chidambaram, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Pichavaram is always a refreshing place for us. I still remember those days when they had beautifully built cottages on the other side amidst the backwaters. Now a days it had become crowded like any other place in Tamilnadu. May be progress is visible not...More

Thank YesPeeKay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I studied in a college that's 17 kms away from Pichavaram, so riding down to Pichavaram nearly every weekend was a rite of passage right through the 5 years I stayed there. The mangrove forests are very dense and green and everything you'd expect a...More

1  Thank amohanro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wow......We took 2hr booting, best boating experience i've ever had so far.I would recommend all the travelers to take Motor Boats because if its sunny then normal boat and that too without shelter will ruin your travel... Never give this place a miss.. Boating in...More

Thank ashwin K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit.. to enjoy nature.. Day was cloudy and pleasant.. Not too many birds we spotted.. We choose row boat. Rs 185 per couple for 1km row boat.. Had nice time there.. Weekend will be crowded..

2  Thank Gowtham G
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Great place. About an hour and a half from Tranqebar as well as Pondicherry. There is nothing but the mangrove forest in the water. Worth a visit. Keep these tips in mind as I learnt it the hard way. 1) Before you buy ticket, from...More

6  Thank shyamparekh
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Mangrove forest boat ride is like travelling with the mother nature and embracing its natural wealth of dense forest and chirping birds. an experience totally worth having if you are a nature lover. It like an hour of being away from the worldly world! Hire...More

3  Thank aditiverma14
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Choose the with Ter season or evening time in summer, hire the boat for a 1 or 2 hour ride, tip the boatman and he will take you on offbeat tracks through the unexplored waters of towering mangroves which you will have to duck to...More

Thank graciousgeorge
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We drove straight from Pondicherry as Pichavaram does not offer any hotels. 9:30am start was still late, as the sun had come out fully. Officially we paid under 200Rps for 1 hour as we were pressed for time. There's an option to go deeper for...More

1  Thank Sas M
Reviewed 4 May 2017

compare to kerala's exobitant boating charges...this place has a very reasonable charges and nice to see mangroves

2  Thank vinodkumarsp
Reviewed 3 May 2017

A must to witness in case you are in Chennai. cool serene green through lanes naturally formed by mangroves. Don't miss the birds, reptile & marine life!

1  Thank zeliaq2016
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aadityaroxshah
27 June 2017|
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Response from shyamparekh | Reviewed this property |
Take the first boat out if possible. This is not a cold season and afternoon was terrible. Also, Pl verify whether it's operational in this season as it's already monsoon. You sure dont want to go all the way there and come... More
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Chandu07
21 May 2017|
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Response from pvivek_sarathy | Reviewed this property |
It is primarily boating, I hadn't seen anything great. But keep in mind, this place "is for the natural beauty on the backwaters"
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Haimanti M
11 August 2016|
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Response from muhilan03 | Reviewed this property |
Hi actually u can stay in chidambaram or Pondicherry for see around pichavaram you can finish it within 3hrs so u can be there around 2pm so that u can finish around 5pm so that u can see other places near chidambaram during... More
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