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Pichavaram Mangrove Forest

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| Uppanaru River, Pichavaram, Chidambaram, India
+91 44 6531 5613
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World's second largest Mangrove forest..

Pichavaram Mangrove forest is the world's second largest mangrove forest.. The right time to visit... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Karur, India
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It’s an spectacular place .. one must surely visit if they ever happen to be in pondicherrry It’s... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ritikaa B
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| Uppanaru River, Pichavaram, Chidambaram, India
+91 44 6531 5613
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Pichavaram Mangrove forest is the world's second largest mangrove forest.. The right time to visit there is between November to April, since it is time of birds transisting from around the world.. You can have either a 🚣row boat or motor boat.. Charge for boating...More

Thank SanthoshKarur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s an spectacular place .. one must surely visit if they ever happen to be in pondicherrry It’s around 70-80km from Pondicherry , so it’ll take about 1-1 and half hours of travelling We were a group of 9 memebers so we opted for a...More

1  Thank ritikaa B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

1.5 hours drive from Pondy along the ECR.is a hidden treasure called Pichavaram. The mangroves with criss-crossing "water caves" is a thrill seeker's pleasure. I was told by the boatman that the depth of the backwaters do not go beyond 7 feet at any point....More

4  Thank Franklin A
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Its a nice place to boat between the mangrove forests. Choose a canoe type boat to enjoy the beauty of mangroves. If you have luck you may also chance of seeing otter and some rarely seen birds while boating. Don't miss it.

1  Thank Rukel007
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We started from Pondicherry at 7.45 am and reached Pichavaram at 10.05 am, on the way we had our breakfast in Cuddalore. When we reached there it was very crowded but they had many boats to handle that crowd. On that day they provided tickets...More

6  Thank Rajesh S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Little highly priced. But you can go there for kids. It is a nice experience to see mangrove forests which is 2nd one after Sunderbans

Thank Veena2909
Reviewed 3 October 2017

It is not a classic tourist place but that does not mean you should avoid it. It is nature at its best and if you get a good boat man it gets more exciting. The water is shallow (3-4 feet) and the canals are the...More

1  Thank LalatenduSahu
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Well one of the biggest mangrove forests, take a row boat n go into interiors. Picturesque. Good getaway from Chennai & Pondicherry :-)

Thank Vijay L
Reviewed 14 September 2017

If you are visiting Chidambaram, please do not miss to visit Pichavaram Mangrove forest, about 15km from Chidambaram. The place usually hot & humid throughout (except Dec & Jan) so, make sure you wore simple cotton cloths. Although, life jackets provided by boat club, the...More

2  Thank kumargopalan
Reviewed 22 August 2017 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
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7 December 2017|
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Response from YesPeeKay | Reviewed this property |
Hey It’s the place belongs to animals of mangrove habitat and they are more scared of us. Don’t get worried and never venture your self out of boat 🚣‍♀️ it has quick sand spots. You are very much safe inside boat. Do wear... More
Anshuta M
29 November 2017|
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Response from YesPeeKay | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very well on Sunday Check weather update and plan your backpack.
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31 October 2017|
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Response from amohanro | Reviewed this property |
It might be raining quite a bit in December considering the weather changes happening nowadays. Don't book too ahead. Rates are lowest when you book just a few days ahead. Boat wise, row boats are my favorite. You got to... More