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Pichavaram Mangrove Forest

#1 of 9 things to do in Chidambaram Features Animals
| Uppanaru River, Pichavaram, Chidambaram, India
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Pichavaram mangrove forest

Nice place to visit.. to enjoy nature.. Day was cloudy and pleasant.. Not too many birds we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gowtham G
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Wonderful nature..., not the mankind!

Great place. About an hour and a half from Tranqebar as well as Pondicherry. There is nothing but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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| Uppanaru River, Pichavaram, Chidambaram, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice place to visit.. to enjoy nature.. Day was cloudy and pleasant.. Not too many birds we spotted.. We choose row boat. Rs 185 per couple for 1km row boat.. Had nice time there.. Weekend will be crowded..

Thank Gowtham G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place. About an hour and a half from Tranqebar as well as Pondicherry. There is nothing but the mangrove forest in the water. Worth a visit. Keep these tips in mind as I learnt it the hard way. 1) Before you buy ticket, from...More

5  Thank shyamparekh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mangrove forest boat ride is like travelling with the mother nature and embracing its natural wealth of dense forest and chirping birds. an experience totally worth having if you are a nature lover. It like an hour of being away from the worldly world! Hire...More

1  Thank aditiverma14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Choose the with Ter season or evening time in summer, hire the boat for a 1 or 2 hour ride, tip the boatman and he will take you on offbeat tracks through the unexplored waters of towering mangroves which you will have to duck to...More

Thank graciousgeorge
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We drove straight from Pondicherry as Pichavaram does not offer any hotels. 9:30am start was still late, as the sun had come out fully. Officially we paid under 200Rps for 1 hour as we were pressed for time. There's an option to go deeper for...More

1  Thank Sas M
Reviewed 4 May 2017

compare to kerala's exobitant boating charges...this place has a very reasonable charges and nice to see mangroves

2  Thank vinodkumarsp
Reviewed 3 May 2017

A must to witness in case you are in Chennai. cool serene green through lanes naturally formed by mangroves. Don't miss the birds, reptile & marine life!

1  Thank zeliaq2016
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Sharing some info on my recent drive to Pichavaram mangroove forest. I started to pichavaram from Chidambaram, which is 14kms far. *Why Chidambaram? Pichavaram doens't have much stay choices and it's always better to stay near Chidambaram temple or Mayiladuthurai to avail all hotel and...More

7  Thank Vijay R
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Looking at all the pictures of this place, we were excited to explore boating through the mangrove. We started Friday night from Chennai at 11:30 pm and reached Chidambaram around 3:20 am, though the bus was expected to reach around 4:30 am. The first bus...More

6  Thank Darwins_Tortoise
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The world’s second largest mangrove forest (the Sundarbans National Park in West Bengal is the largest) , Pichavaram is spread over nearly 1200 ha and joins the Bay of Bengal, where it’s separated by a lengthy sand bank . This mangrove is sandwiched between the...More

Thank Dilip S
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Other than boating ,what are all the other activites in Pitchavaram?Thanks.
21 May 2017|
Response from Dinkar P | Reviewed this property |
Pichavaram is just a mangrove forest .. more than boating you must try and go into the deep canals so you can see some good birds and smaller animals and snakes etc. You can also ask the boat men to help you do some fishing... More
Haimanti M
Hey Hi, This weekend We are planning to go from Chennai to Pondy and den Pochivaram and then heading to Tranquebar.. Is there any nice/decent place to stay (Resort preferable) nearby Pochivaram Or in between Pochivaram and Tranquebar??? Thanks in advance, Hoyee
11 August 2016|
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Response from muhilan03 | Reviewed this property |
Hi actually u can stay in chidambaram or Pondicherry for see around pichavaram you can finish it within 3hrs so u can be there around 2pm so that u can finish around 5pm so that u can see other places near chidambaram during... More