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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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Boat ride on a cloudy morning

Usually Chidambaram has a hot and humid, typical coastal weather but we were lucky to experience... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bengaluru, India
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Nice to visit expensive

Wanted to visit the Mangrove forest so arranged to visit on the way back for Madurai and Thanjavur... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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| Uppanaru River, Pichavaram, Chidambaram, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Usually Chidambaram has a hot and humid, typical coastal weather but we were lucky to experience heavy rain the previous evening. We started early next day which was a lovely cloudy morning. We reached in within half an hour and opted for a boat ride....More

Thank HaimantiPaul
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wanted to visit the Mangrove forest so arranged to visit on the way back for Madurai and Thanjavur. Paid for a motorboat as the sun was coming out and temperature getting high so couldn't cope with a two hour rowing boat. It cost 1400 rupees...More

Thank Geogal2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all don't go to google maps to locate this resort. It will mislead you. You will have to take a turn which indicted as mangrove forest. The resort is NOT a resort ad one would like to have it. There is no hot...More

Thank mmanoj52
Reviewed 1 week ago

We reached Pichavaram around 10:50 AM. There are TTDC operated boats - ticket counter - charging quite cheap when compared to other places. Pichavaram is around 210 kms from Chennai - takes around 5 hours. Pichavaram is around 9 kms from the ECR, a diversion...More

2  Thank Karthik R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

People who are visiting Chidambaram must visit Pichavaram. It is will be best it you visit 4-5 people or more group. As boating is allowed for minimum 4 people.

2  Thank audelhi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pichavaram is always a refreshing place for us. I still remember those days when they had beautifully built cottages on the other side amidst the backwaters. Now a days it had become crowded like any other place in Tamilnadu. May be progress is visible not...More

Thank YesPeeKay
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I studied in a college that's 17 kms away from Pichavaram, so riding down to Pichavaram nearly every weekend was a rite of passage right through the 5 years I stayed there. The mangrove forests are very dense and green and everything you'd expect a...More

1  Thank amohanro
Reviewed 4 July 2017

wow......We took 2hr booting, best boating experience i've ever had so far.I would recommend all the travelers to take Motor Boats because if its sunny then normal boat and that too without shelter will ruin your travel... Never give this place a miss.. Boating in...More

2  Thank ashwin K
Reviewed 26 June 2017 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..

2  Thank Gowtham G
Reviewed 3 June 2017

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

9  Thank shyamparekh
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17 August 2017|
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Response from Lav P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Reach Chidambaram from Pondi by Bus have darshana at Chidambaram time required would be 1-2hrs. For Pichavaram you can hire any auto or taxi from chidambaram, their you can go for boating 1 hr or so. Apart from this... More
27 June 2017|
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Response from shyamparekh | Reviewed this property |
Take the first boat out if possible. This is not a cold season and afternoon was terrible. Also, Pl verify whether it's operational in this season as it's already monsoon. You sure dont want to go all the way there and come... More
21 May 2017|
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Response from pvivek_sarathy | Reviewed this property |
It is primarily boating, I hadn't seen anything great. But keep in mind, this place "is for the natural beauty on the backwaters"