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Pichavaram Mangrove Forest

Address: Chidambaram, India
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Chennai (Madras), India
15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is a good place to visit once. It's 10 km interior from the main road. Don't go for motor boat. Go for a row boat. You can enjoy the beauty of it.

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Pondicherry, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

First thing, its a great place....!!!!! we took boat ride for an hour and the boat driver was nice and kind. He took us deep into the cannals and stopped for a while. It was no nice to have stop under mangroove shade. Carry an umbrellawith you during day time, if its hot. Go and try those deep cannals.........!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We took a boat ride for a family of 4 into the forest, paid around 400 for an hour. The boat driver was kind enough to take us deep into the forest. The ride is one of a kind experience and is worth every penny. You can also see fishermen catching shrimps. Facilities are good including the toilets. Good maintenance... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

It is situated about 15km from the Chidambaram town of Tamil Nadu. Cabs can be booked from Chidambaram. Pichavaram has boating facilities through a beautiful growth of mangrove forest where you can find the aquatic life and land animals. It can be a good place for bird view. Best to go in a day with moderate temperature.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

An average place were u can spent a few hours.Its not worth to come here alone bt if u r headin somwr thru chidambram u can take a deviation to spend som time in tis water and tree filled forest.If ur reach here in th aftrnoon make sure u hv plenty of water n som sun creams and hats.. U... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Only one of the 2 known Mangrove Forests Situated some 15 Kms from the temple town of Chidambaram, India and frequented mostly by tourists for it abundant natural beauty. You can take a boat ride through the back waters with the mangroves on both sides. The motor boat ride is comparatively shorter while the Rower boat being little longer and... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

15 Kms from Chidambaram. This place is awesome. Must visit and take the boating for Rs.1100. Pay the rower extra Rs.400 and he will take you to the real mangroves.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

One of the two mangrove forests in India but the largest in south India. Carry caps, water, and some light eating stuff. Nothing is available even in the Tamilnadu tourism hotel except cool drinks and refreshments. It is hot unless you start the boating by 8 AM or have it after 4 PM. The water depth is only around 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Scenic backwaters interspersed with mangrove forest, a treat to those who love nature. If you are not hesitant to enter the water, it is a visit you are likely remember. With an array of boats at nominal charges, you are likely to enjoy your trip within the forest. Better to go for a non-mechanized boat as you can travel freely... More 

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Kodaikanal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Pitchavaram Backwaters is a popular picnic spot, which is around 16 km from Chidambaram. The 11,000 hectares of backwater exploration is set against the backdrop of 3000 acres of mangrove forests. There are several channels and creeks at this backwater that are suitable for boating and other water sports. Some of the rare species that can be seen in the... More 

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