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Pichavaram Mangrove Forest

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Address: | Uppanaru River, Pichavaram, Chidambaram, India
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A must see place with kids.

This is a must see place. Very calm, unspoiled nature, amazing mangrove forest. This was the highlight of my trip.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Bengaluru, India
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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must see place. Very calm, unspoiled nature, amazing mangrove forest. This was the highlight of my trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Pichavaram Mangrove Forest is about an hours' drive from Chidambaram and Google Maps bring you straight to the boat house. Roads are narrow, but good. It was a great experience rowing through the narrow creeks of the Mangrove Forest : a must-do. Even though we'd seen Mangrove Forests in USA, and walked through them, this was a first boating experience... More 

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Chennai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Year end plan short trip to pondicherry and pichavaram.Early morning(6am) we started from chromepet reached mahabalipuram by 6.30am early morning breeze and chill weather was refreshing with friends too much excited for year end trip,had breakfast at A2B restaurant.Food was good and affordable.By sharp 7 started from A2B via ECR road to pichavaram.Morning was less traffic so able to reach... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Those who loves nature, best place for them. Based on earlier reviews, chose the row boat, because they can take you to best places. Green leaves every where inside water with strong roots.. We understand that during weekends and busy days, they offer only small rides. Kids had some some outdoor gaming like small zipline, trampoline etc.. By a private... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mangrove boat rides are run by Tamilnadu government, you will have to shell out ₹1250 for an eight seater motor boat ride of 40 minutes. Once we were in the middle of backwaters the operator asked for a bribe of ₹50 per person to take us to mangrove cave, on reaching there we found many other boats too. So it... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we visited this place and was a good experience, we hired a row boat for our family and the boat guide told he will do a 2 hour trip within the 1 hour duration.. but actually he did the same 1 hour trip but charged 200 extra.. not sure what he will show within the actual 1 hour trip.. but... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had great expectations about the place. Was disappinted. More than a place of nature, it is being treated as a commercial tourist place. The vegetation is in good condition. Did not see many birds. Take a rowing boat to go around mangroves.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In this place there is a mangrove forest. Boating is arranged by Tamilnadu tourism department to the Mangrove forest. This trip is breath taking one and good for nature lovers. Boating for 1 hour, 2 hour and 4 hours may be taken. Motor Boat and row bots are available. .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Boat ride, thick green mangroves, touch the unexplored beach, knowledge about mangroves, don't hire motor boat that's a small advice

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Deep mangroves, pristine & worth visit. Boat ride in the mangrove is worth trying in a weekend. Long boat ride which lasts for 6hrs takes one to merging point of sea & the mangrove backwaters. A perfect weekend getaway spot. Has a refreshment shop & watch tower near ticket counter and good parking. It is near by Chennai, which is... More 

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