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Pichavaram Mangrove Forest

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Address: Chidambaram, India

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Worth watching on a 2 hours ride.

Located around 16 km away from chidambaram this forest features scenic views of lush green mangroves.. Choose row boat so that narrow tunnels and canals can be covered.. Weather... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Mangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Located around 16 km away from chidambaram this forest features scenic views of lush green mangroves.. Choose row boat so that narrow tunnels and canals can be covered.. Weather will be damn hot, advisable to carry a cap and sun protection cream..

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Chidambaram, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I had visited here many times from my Childhood Since Chidambaram is My Home Town.I'm Writing here only to give the Useful Tips to the Tourists visiting from Outstation.It's Only 13 Km's from Chidambaram and the Road is Very Good.You have a Decent restaurant and Rooms in Pichavaram at affordable Rates.The Operating Time of the Boating is from 8 am... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Really nice experience. The density of mangrove forests and the water Path give an exciting experience while travelling through. Them in boats. The fare is moderate. There's a branch of hotel Saratha Ram.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

With easy accessibility and being very well maintained Eco-tourist place by the TN Forestry Dept., Pichavaram Mangroves definitely holds a spot on the "Places to visit around Cuddalore and Pondicherry".

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

An awesome experience this is! Go to this place, take a row boat and enjoy yourself for the next one hour in the lap of nature. The boating is one of a kind experience. Motorboats and row boats are available. I suggest row boats because it goes through really dense and narrower portions of the mangrove forest. The boat ride... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Worth the trip. .we had to cover this place. ..second largest in world and this was to be seen for sure. From pondicherry ,Best is to go by bus to chidambram early morning to avoid sun...reach by 9.30am and proceed further by auto around 15 kms....they take u back and th ere is no other way to return unless u... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I was on my way back to Chennai from Chidambaram, when I saw this Place's sign board, we have heard from many that this place is incredible, of course they were right! But you have to visit it to believe it. Even now its hard to believe that such an amazing place exists at just 200 kms from Chennai. A... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Pichavaram is the world's second largest mangrove forest, after The Sunderbans. The forest is a nice getaway a few hours drive from Chennai along the ECR road. The experience of rowing between the the mangrove trees is a pleasant experience. There are two options - motor boat and row boat, with the row boat offering closer approach to the trees... More 

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Pondicherry, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a must see for every one who is interested to see world 2nd largest mangrove forest. Motor boat and rowing boat both are available. Nice arrangement by TN Govt. An experience will for life long. We enjoyed and learn a lot.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Visit this place early in morning so that you can enjoy it without worrying about sun. The place is easy to find using GPS. Its advisable to take motor boat as it would make your trip short and easy. Motor boat trip duration is around 1 hour. Boat guy will ask for 400 extra if you want to venture deep... More 

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Address: Address: Chidambaram, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chidambaram

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