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Pichavaram Mangrove Forest

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Try is place once, cheap and best. Visit in the morning or evening to avoid sunny experience. Just 12 kms from Chidambaram, roads are good, boating is cheaper, worth visit

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RajeshS2839
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pristine place and worth the time and effort. The mangroves are beautiful and with some additional money paid to the boat guy..they will take one to right inside corners which are otherwise impossible to see.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank VijayShivNath
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove a car from Pondy to Pichavaram using google maps for directions. Reached the place easily after couple of hours drive. Took a rowing boat for 2 hrs costing 380. Better to reach by 10.00 AM, as it gets really hot later in the day....More

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank SrinivasTV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience we had. Though it took us 2hrs to reach from pondicherry, but the scenery was worth it. Once you reach there, 2 ways you can go to the mangroves. 1 via the govt one and other is private. We took the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jimmyb_1978
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on the boat trip today. I left on the public bus at 7:45 from Chidambaram to the last stop and arrived around 8:35 and was on a row boat at 8:45 for 190 rupees plus another 100 for the forest service. I had...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank fesss2018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pichavaram is a different kind of experience! It is located slightly off the Chennai - Chidambaram Highway. The major attraction here is the mangrove forest and the expereience of boat ride into the narrow lanes of backwater. Adequate parking space is available. There is a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank vjksyatri
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous experience in a row boat (do not take the more expensive motor boat) You breathe oxygen rich air and feel refreshed at the end of the boat ride. Take the boat for one knot paying 390. Ask for Gopi boat no. 69 who is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank medysurya
Reviewed February 14, 2019

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
2  Thank 778abhijitk
Reviewed February 12, 2019

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 February 11, 2019

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
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nhg1973
March 3, 2019|
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Response from medysurya | Reviewed this property |
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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
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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...
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