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Address: | Uppanaru River, Pichavaram, Chidambaram, India
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Super boat ride!! Peace at its peak

We drove down to Pichavaram from Chennai, expecting a normal boat ride in the backwaters.. Went there and chose a row boat for 2 hours.. we got the best boatman and he took us to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sabarish A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove down to Pichavaram from Chennai, expecting a normal boat ride in the backwaters.. Went there and chose a row boat for 2 hours.. we got the best boatman and he took us to the most scenic routes ever:) Imagine.. calm water with trees surrounding u like caves.. and we can even hop on to a tree and take... More 

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4 Thank Sabarish A
Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice to see mangrove forests and it is a unique experience and TTDC needs make this place more attractive and publicize in large scale

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2 Thank _chiddu2012
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Splendid back waters.. Beautiful place with nature's best place. We were group of 10 friends visited the place through car. Hired a boat and which is more affordable 1500 for 2 hours journey. First boat man took us to beach where the tsunami hit place many people lost lives and some peoples were moved to safe place near back waters.... More 

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2 Thank sMahendrakumar
Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pichavaram boasts itself to be the second largest Mangrove forest in the world, and is located near Chidambaram town, further south of Chennai. It is a tourist destination unlike any you might have seen before, a unique Eco-tourism spot. The backwaters in the Bay of bengal, are inter connected by Vellar and Coleroon river systems and offer an unparallel experience.... More 

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Thank Prakash V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

visited the location with family at around 11 am which was less crowded and went for a 1 hr ride which cost around 320 inr for 5 ppl.the Boat person took us to the interior of mangroove forest which was really amazing , he gave time for us to take pictures and had a nice time in the ride. He... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Lush green forests with smell of salt In air and the trees that give shade and cover from the raging sun... marvelous

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madurai, india.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

From Club Mahindra Pondycherry, we left with our Call Driver(per day Rs 700/-= Meals)on cuddalore road to Chidambaram. Reached Chidambaram,an abode of Lord Shiva in Nataraj style, a must visit for my North Indian friends, a very holy place.Had BF @ a hotel near temple (delicious,pursefitting) and dashed back on the same route to Pichavaram. Went straight to Boat Club,hired... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Awesome place . Did not expect it to be this amazing. We were surprised by the vast greenery. Very picturesque. The boatman, as mentioned in the previous reviews did ask for extra money..but we did not mind it cause the ride into the thick mangroves was so worth it. And I am sure if this was privatised we would be... More 

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Thank Parveen A
Chennai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

we went to this place on Sep and it is very calm and nice place. Mostly it will be around 3 hours trip where you can enjoy boating in Mangrove Forest. The place is calm and beautiful. it will take almost 2 hours to see the area and go to beach to relax. This place is suitable for family as... More 

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3 Thank Seetharaman K
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

A lovely sightseeing place amidst waters and mangrove forest... quite adventurous when you cruise inside the forest with the thick cluster of trees... people of ashes will enjoy and good for family outing. If you go to chidambaram add pichavaram on your itinerary besides temples. One feedback to department is to make the hotel functional as you won't get anything... More 

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