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Pichavaram Mangrove Forest

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The floatig jungle and the rowing boats

Pichavaram is world's second largest mangrove forest located near Cidambaram City of Cuddalore... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chennai (Madras), India
Fantastic Mangrove Experience

Visited Pitchavaram with family. The experience steering into mangroves was fantastic, infact... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Pichavaram is world's second largest mangrove forest located near Cidambaram City of Cuddalore District, Tamil nadu. The forest offeres a mind blowing sight of the vast and dense mangrove forest. There are hundrds of waterways formes at the river mouth of Vellar and Coleroon river....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited Pitchavaram with family. The experience steering into mangroves was fantastic, infact irreplaceable, esp. for those who are visiting & seeing the mangrove forest for the first time. A one hour boat ride is quite exciting when you feel mangrove forest by touching the tree’s...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rak_anup
Reviewed 1 week ago

went to pichavaram with my 5 freinds on 5th feb sunny day. we took the bus from chidambaram bus stand it is 14 km away, it was not crowdy and we can enjoyed the boating happily, boatman asked for extra money for he will take...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tkaswini
Reviewed 1 week ago

Aboard a small motorboat manned by a jungle expert, you will discover a great mangrove forest. A place for birds and other inhabitants of the banks of tropical tree roots, this silent navigation will bring you closer to a true and protected nature. take the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jacques B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 People went pitchavaram and got ticket for 2 kms for 1 hour paid Rs. 400/- and extra forest entry free for Rs. 40/-. I had travelled on 2nd Feb'19 Boat No. 75. The boat person travelled only one km till the river ends. He...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sujeejkums
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Peechavaram with family. There are options for motor boat and rowing boat. All the boats are of different sizes. The best is to take a 4 hrs rowing boat tour. Take the smallest boat. Carry some food and water with you. The place is...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank s_goyal14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although located slightly away from the East Coast Road, the experience is unique here. You are taken on a small boat around the mangrove forest of the coast. The place is usually crowded during holidays and fees are pretty decent. Don't forget to carry your...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank theRCBian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you are visiting Pondicherry than its a must visit..roads from pondicherry till here is very nice...go for Govt Authorized boats only...offer the boatmen extra money and he will make sure that your ride is a beautiful and enjoyable...

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Khetan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is surely worth a visit,particularly for those who have not seen Mangrove Forest. The boat ride, an hour long is quite thrilling whereby one can directly touch the trees , during high tides in the nearby sea it gets even better. on the way...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank apurvabhai
Reviewed January 10, 2019

Experience going into mangroves was great. It is recommended to enjoy boating in forest visit when water level is bit high but not in rainy. Avoid in summer. One bad experience is the boat steering persons demand for more money in the middle of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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January 28, 2019|
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Response from s_goyal14 | Reviewed this property |
It will be little hot at that time. 1. It is best to go there at around 8.30 AM 2. The boat charges are about Rs.700 for 2 hrs ride for 5-6 people. Don't go by motor boat or boat with shed. Carry water, and cap for the... More
January 21, 2019|
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Response from Khetan | Reviewed this property |
Around 2 hours or less...road is very nice... U can put in Google map and follow...
January 21, 2019|
Response from ankita h | Reviewed this property |
If its own vehicle or hired one, it will take around 1.5 hrs to reach Peechavaram from Pondi.
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Anjali S
Bengaluru, India
Pichavaram Mangrove Forest - open on public holidays? (2 Replies)
Hi, I am planning to visit the Pichavaram Mangrove Forest on next Friday i.e. 15th Jan (Pongal holiday). I wanted to know if the boating will still be available despite it being a public holiday? TIA, Anjali
January 07, 2016|
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