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Pichavaram Mangrove Forest

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Address: | Uppanaru River, Pichavaram, Chidambaram, India

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Got an opportunity to be at this wide expansive mangrove forest and got amazed as we spent 2 h going through multiple narrow paths. The beauty of the place lies in its details... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a salt water forest. It has all different and unique spices of the trees which are capable of filtering out salt contents. India has two mangrove forest, one is Sunderban another is Pichavaram. Boating is available for 40 minutes. A different experience of boating which goes through all the way through cave formations by the forest trees. It... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got an opportunity to be at this wide expansive mangrove forest and got amazed as we spent 2 h going through multiple narrow paths. The beauty of the place lies in its details. Got totally wowed at the gods creation of trees that can adapt to the available surroundings. The roots of the trees and the way it has adapted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must watch place near chidambaram. Pichavaram is easily accesible from chidambaram town. The boat rentals seems a little costlier. But the place is worth watching. When you headed inside these mangroove forest, just kill your boat's engine and experience the silence of the nature. If you are lucky, you can see wild dogs there. ONE OF THE PERFECT PLACES... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

A must trip when you are at Chidambaram area. The beauty of this place can be felt by the rowing boat. The sound of the waves, boat passing by the mangrove, birds and cool wind. The best time to visit it 04:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. That's when you can see setting sun changing the whole atmosphere. The fee for... More 

1 Thank yogeshkardile
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

This is a must see place. Very calm, unspoiled nature, amazing mangrove forest. This was the highlight of my trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Pichavaram Mangrove Forest is about an hours' drive from Chidambaram and Google Maps bring you straight to the boat house. Roads are narrow, but good. It was a great experience rowing through the narrow creeks of the Mangrove Forest : a must-do. Even though we'd seen Mangrove Forests in USA, and walked through them, this was a first boating experience... More 

4 Thank M S K
Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Year end plan short trip to pondicherry and pichavaram.Early morning(6am) we started from chromepet reached mahabalipuram by 6.30am early morning breeze and chill weather was refreshing with friends too much excited for year end trip,had breakfast at A2B restaurant.Food was good and affordable.By sharp 7 started from A2B via ECR road to pichavaram.Morning was less traffic so able to reach... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Those who loves nature, best place for them. Based on earlier reviews, chose the row boat, because they can take you to best places. Green leaves every where inside water with strong roots.. We understand that during weekends and busy days, they offer only small rides. Kids had some some outdoor gaming like small zipline, trampoline etc.. By a private... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Mangrove boat rides are run by Tamilnadu government, you will have to shell out ₹1250 for an eight seater motor boat ride of 40 minutes. Once we were in the middle of backwaters the operator asked for a bribe of ₹50 per person to take us to mangrove cave, on reaching there we found many other boats too. So it... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

we visited this place and was a good experience, we hired a row boat for our family and the boat guide told he will do a 2 hour trip within the 1 hour duration.. but actually he did the same 1 hour trip but charged 200 extra.. not sure what he will show within the actual 1 hour trip.. but... More 

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