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Pichavaram Mangrove Forest

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Address: Chidambaram, India

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We (4 people) took a taxi (dzire) from Chennai to Chidambaram and Pichavaram, left in the morning at 0530 hrs and reached Pichavaram at 1215 hrs. We took a row boat for 2 hrs, 2... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We (4 people) took a taxi (dzire) from Chennai to Chidambaram and Pichavaram, left in the morning at 0530 hrs and reached Pichavaram at 1215 hrs. We took a row boat for 2 hrs, 2 bottles of water from nearby restaurant and started off. The mangrove forest is amazing and very scenic. At many places our jaws literally dropped at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

I visited this place recently. I never new what was present there. Once I visited this place, it was totally worth. This place offers you a trip through thick mangrove forest. It is a nice place to learn about Mangroves. I took raw boat for 1 hour journey. The driver was a nice guy and he explained many things to... More 

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Tiruchirappalli, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Mangrove Forest really unique place for sea shore people also. Worth to spend money for 2 hours boat ride( 325 INR Rs ) in Mangrove Tree cannel, Boats are heading to Forest & Beach. This place Home for Some of Birds throughout the year. Boat opening Timing 8:30am – 5:30pm Tickets available up to 3:30 & Take required drinking water... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It's really good place to visit, with friends the boating was nice... Problem - Food, only 1 hotel is there... Tamilnadu tourism should do something. . . Best nature and few thriller places are there.. need to pay extra tips to the boat man... Thanks Mohan

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Reach: Chennai -- Chidambaram -- Pichavaram Transport: There are public buses running from chennai to chidambaram. From chidambaram , autos are available to pichavaram. Local buses are rarity. Stay: Not reqd. This place is an one day attraction Fee: 1000 (5persons) for 4 hour boat (rowing) ride (inclusive of 1 hour beach) Pichavaram is a mangrove reserve maintained by the... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful place to visit. We will have to take boat to roam around the Mangrove forest. the water is not very deep. Fantastic shooting spot. lot of movies have been shoot at his location. The boat ride will be for one hour. if you give some Rs.200-500 they will take you round the whole forest with in this time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Located just 16 km from Chidambaram and 56 km from Cuddalore, this is a 11000 hectare mangrove forests and the second largest next to Sunderbans. The numerous channels and creeks are ideal for boating. We had a two hour boat ride and then went to the Tsunami affected islets further from Pichavaram. This was accessed through another ride in a... More 

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Ottapalam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Its 15km, from nataraja temple.roads were good.parking good.boating rates cheap.the row boats are very nice, only thing the fellow asks you money and takes you into very narrow parts of mangroove.but still with275 and 300 tip you 5 people can enjoy a pleasant one hour boating.on the tower there you can see the sea also.dont take a motor boat as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I had the chance to go Sharadhams the resort run by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Dept. I must say that the experience was good. The service at the resort was good. The early morning boat ride was a very enjoyable one and the ride on the boat through the mangroove forest was very good. one should not miss this

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Pichavaram Mangrove forest is a convenient addition if you are planning a Pondicherry vacation. It is a convenient 75km drive from Pondicherry on the East Coast Road. If you choose to take the public transport, you should do Pondicherry to Chidambaram. Pichavaram is 13 kms from Chidambaram. I was told this is the second largest mangrove forest in India, next... More 

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