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Pichavaram Mangrove Forest

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Address: Chidambaram, India

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Natural marvels of south India

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Ramakrishanan
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a rare spot - a mangrove forest that is still pristine. The boating arrangements run by the Tamil Nadu Government are good but the toilets are awful. There are no restaurants nearby. But the beauty of the place makes it five star.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went to the Pichavaram mangrove Forest as soon as they opened at around 8.00 am and I think because of that the experience was wonderful because there were no crowds. Our boatman was really well informed and told us about the various flora and fauna found in the Mangroves. He also added in a few snippets about film shootings... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Pichavaram is a small village with this unique mangrove forest. The only bus connectivity with this village is from Chidambaram. How to go(by public bus): From Pondy: Take a bus to Chidambaram, around 70 km, 1.5 hrs. From Chidamabaram to to Pichavaram around 15 km, 30 min, buses leave almost every 30 min. From Chennai: Take a night bus to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Loved the spot. worth the time and money spent on it. the boat man will usually ask for a little extra to explore a little interiors.. but it is worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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