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Pichavaram Mangrove Forest

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Hit there early in the morning

We had an enchanting experience amidst the dense mangrove forests of Pichavaram.The place is almost therapeutic with just the rowing sound accompanying the song of birds.Wildlife... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had an enchanting experience amidst the dense mangrove forests of Pichavaram.The place is almost therapeutic with just the rowing sound accompanying the song of birds.Wildlife is found in abundance here.You just need to keep your eyes and ears open and preferably your mouth closed as human chatter does not go well with the fauna out there.Things to spot -... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Our time on the backwaters was peaceful and enjoyable. We did see some birds - some ducks and cranes, though were hoping to see many more of the 170 odd listed. Our row boats' oarsmen were very helpful.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Beautiful.. serene and something i hadnt seen before! even my little kids loved the entire journey through these forests! wish all the beaches had these mangroves. i am so glad that government is finally making an effort to conserve this place. but i would say.. please visit before it goes extinct! pack your food and go. and do not use... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Visited last week. Take a row boat for one hour and enjoy the scene. The boat mans are very knowledgeable about the area, by explaining the botanical name of each tree. They usually locate a place only with the name of a film. More films shooting had taken place here. The life jacket issued is very dirty, I think they... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

One of the best place for boating..boat man are so friendly and help to visit the density of the forest if requested..the water level is only 3ft

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

First time experience of Mangrove forest, where Dasavatharam shoot carried out. had a gr8 experience with my friends, later learnt that , forest area is shrinking every year due to sea....

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I went their with my family last Monday. There were only few visitors at that time. It was great place and unknown place for most of them. Great silence inside the Mangrove forest. I have enjoyed with my family a lot....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You may not have heard about this place like myself, but its a hidden paradise to say the least. Bring the 2nd largest mangrove forest in the world (after sundarbans), this place gets you closer to nature in the best possible way. The almost empty beach which is reachable via the boat is an added advantage! A must visit if... More 

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New Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Always wanted to checkout a Mangrove forest and Pichavaram was great. They have boat rides which vary in time and money. Would suggest a motor boat if you are short on time and Sun is bright. Boats are operated by Tamil Nadu tourism. I wished they took us deep inside but they have limit of 1 hour. If you want... More 

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

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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