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Pichavaram Mangrove Forest

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Address: | Uppanaru River, Pichavaram, Chidambaram, India

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Must Visit Place to See the Beauty of Nature

This place is located near Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu. We visited with family. As I heard this mangrove forest is the second largest in the world after the Sunarbans in West Bengal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is located near Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu. We visited with family. As I heard this mangrove forest is the second largest in the world after the Sunarbans in West Bengal. Entry and parking fee is Rs.50 while boat charges are different according to the seating capacity and divided into category of row boat and motor boat. If you really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Pichavaram Mangroves while visiting Pondicherry. Boats include one that takes visitors through the mangrove to a secluded beach and back. We couldn't avail the same because of time constraints. Hence will advice everyone to visit early morning. The other include a motor boat that takes you around the mangrove and asks for INR 200 extra for going... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pichavaram is said to be the second largest Mangroves in India after the Sunderbans. We visited on a relatively hot and humid day when there wasn't much of a crowd. Getting the tickets is easy, try to take a row boat as they can access the remote places inside the mangroves. The tickets available are for a simple 1 hour... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I recently visited this place with friends.Pichavaram is nearly 15 km from chidambaram and accessible by bus.We have row and motor boating here.Row boat cost is less compared to motor boat.Row boat can go deep inside the the forest and the views are picture square.Many tamil/telugu film shooting happened here.On the whole a it is a must visit place.

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2 Thank rea2der
New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Recommendation: Try to pair up with other visitors to reduce the burden of entry fee Go for 2 hours trip Take rower boat only Take umbrella/water/snacks to avoid the soaring sun. Location is amazing. but the staff and boat men are very money oriented. We paid 400 rs for 2 hour 2 person ride. when we boarded rower man asked... More 

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1 Thank Vijkra
Chidambaram, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

its really cool to visit the place and being quiet and enjoying the nature of the mangroove forest by travelling through it

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Pichavaram is nice place to visit near by chidambaram and it has a well-developed mangrove forest. Near by Railway station is Chidambaram and 15 KMS away from Chidambaram Town. and other near by places Cuddalore , Pondicherry , Mayiladuthurai. Pichavaram has facilities for boating. Paddle>Row boats and motor boats, operated by the Tamil Nadu tourism department. The place shot to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Had a good and quick break at Pichavaram last week. It was a self driven car that we embarked to get there on. We drove from Pondicherry - and it is only about 90 minutes drive away. We drove past Cuddalore and got to Pichavaram. The specific Boat Cruise point is 10 kilometres off the Highway - with a clearly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

We can see in many movies. Forest and water in forest. Between forest ultimate boating ride. Then this is the place. Beautiful boating in mangroov forest.

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Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

pichavaram is located 15km away from chidambaram town. getting to pichavaram from chidambaram is slight difficult only few bus are operated getting there by own vehical is quite flexible. The boat rowing starts from morning 8.30am it self boat man will ask addition cost to take you deep inside mangrove tunnel.A must place to see for all natural lovers

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