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Pichavaram Mangrove Forest
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Please prefer Row boat if you were planning for an hour or two. At max you can prefer 6 hours of ride they will show you many canals and Pichavaram beach. We preferred row boat for an hour ride and paid illegally rupees 150 extra to boat rider for 40 minutes ride additionally.
Superb place don't miss to go here if you were visiting Chidambaram area.
Places near by to visit are 1. Chidambaram Natarajar Temple 2. Sirkazhi temple 3. Vaitheeswaran temple 4. Gangaikonda cholapuram etc...,

Thank RaameshKeerthi
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

If you havent seen a mangrove forest, this is really worth your visit.
Avoid boating at peak sun, it can get real hot. early morning or around 4 pm is a good bet.

Thank Manoj_V_Kumar
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

We were in Pichavaram yesterday. Took a paddle boat for 1 hour. The boatman was very knowledgeable about this area and he took us inside the mangroves. It was a fantastic experience.

We were told how these mangroves saved this place from 2004 Tsunami.

Must see. The staff were very courteous and helpful

Thank prabhakar_narayanan
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Excellent mangrove forest.
A 4 hour boat ride costs 1000 Rs and a bit more for the motorboat.
You can enjoy absolute silence in the mangroves except for the water splashed by motor boats and occasional fishes jumping.

1  Thank Balaflexicare
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Oh we had a wonderful time there. We tried both motor boat and rowboat. One must try both as there are some path only motor boat can go and some only row boat can . Had a little altercation with the Tamilnadu Tourism guys and boatwala as they ask for tips to go inside the forest. If you know Tamil / Telegu it helps. We managed with Telegu and at last got a nice guy who allowed my husband to row the rowboat too. Going inside the mangrove trees is amazing, we spent 3-4 hrs there, saw sunset, migrating birds returning to the nest. It was cloudy and drizzling which added to the charm of the place. Its very clean and well kept.

If possible take exclusive boat as we did which is more romantic.

Around Rs 1k per person for 40mins in motor boat and Rs 150 on row boat. Camera/Video Camera ect. Carry food as only one restaurant.

2  Thank ShubhraJain86
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