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Pichavaram Mangrove Forest

Chidambaram, India
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is absolutely a wonderful place and I wonder why it has not been promoted well. Going in a boat into the mangrove was an excellent experience and out of the world. This place is about 60 Kms from Pondy and would it would take about 1.5 hours to reach from Pondy. It is open from 8am to 4pm. I... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place is amazing. Boating through the shadowy water lanes of mangrove, the sound of rustling of their leaves gives a feel of bohemia. I would suggest either go in the morning or afternoon. The boating service is open from 8am to 4pm. You can take the boat for an hour to roam in the mangroves or for 4-6 hours... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and I stopped in for a quick visit on a Friday evening around 16:30. We had two options: row boat for 1 hr @ 160 rupees per person, or, motor boat ride for 40 mins @ 1100 rupees total. We opted for the motor boat and think you should too. Especially if you have a larger group (the... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Boating timings 8 Am to 5:00 pm Public buses are available from chidambaram bus stand to pichawaram boating place every one hour.It is about 18-20 Kms from chidambaram bus stand. We went on boating on row boat for an hour on 20.06.2014.The boating charges for one hour is Rs 160/- for two persons.The hot climate was a damper and i... More

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Pondicherry, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Good place to visit, enjoyed a lot. Mangrove forest looks awesome! Enjoyed the boating as well.................................................

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It is a really really nice place Be sure to take the motor boat ride for sure Smile at the boatman and make sure he is on your side ;) you will need that to see interesting parts of the mangrove forest Be very very mindful of drunk locals who are always ready to mess with you if there are... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

If you really want to enjoy back waters and mangroove forest, then do visit this place, which is enroute to Chidambaram from Pondicherry. The mangroove forest are so dense that the motor boat ride was a boon. Few movies have also been shooted here. Lovely location to enjoy.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Pichavaram is easily approachable. Tip for persons going by road, you don't have to go to Chidambaram when going from Cuddalore,there is a road leading to pichavaram much before that. Beautiful roads right upto the spot. Friendly boatmen, lazy boating, rowing is fun. Good for a day trip and can wind up with good food at Pondy.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I have been to this place couple of times, Its a very nice picnic spot. One can spend entire day there or just spend couple of hours. There are speed boats, rowing boats are available on specific package trip. one can cross the back water and go to the beach and come back through mangrove forest. For families, they can... More

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Pichavaram Mangrove forest is a hidden jewel near Chidambaram and Pondicherry. I heard it through word of mouth with a friend telling that it is a little like the mystery island in "Life of Pi". To keep expectations, correct, it is a mangrove forest, but the maze of canals, and the friendly boatmen make the place worth a good visit... More

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