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Pichavaram Mangrove Forest, Chidambaram

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Traverse some of the 400 waterways in search of spectacular wildlife at Pichavaram Mangrove Forest, considered one of the best examples of its kind in the world. Between September and April, a diverse range of resident and migratory birds inhabit the forest, including snipes, spoonbills, and egrets, with November to January being the busiest months. Take an hour-long boat tour through the water-rooted trees, where a guide will provide ample information regarding the natural world around you. Consider choosing a rowboat as your mode so as not to scare away your quarry, and travel with plenty of water to stay hydrated. Using our custom trip planner, Chidambaram attractions like Pichavaram Mangrove Forest can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 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. ...  more »
  • 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. I...  more »
  • 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 w...  more »
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  • It was a great experience. I loved it. Take beach & forest area only package. If u give 200 rupees to the row boat driver and he will take you inside. Don't take motor boat, take row boat. It is a very romantic place.
  • Very nice experience... We went on a private boat, rates are comparatively less but I suggest you take the tourism dept boat for better safety. Go for the beach and forest.
  • Visit on a day when the Celsius is low and you will love this place. If you are a nature lover, you will surely appreciate the mangroves. Sometimes the boatmen would try to fleece you. So be informed about the prices
  • Peaceful village on the banks of Bay of Bengal. Have both rowing and motor boat options to boat ⛵ across the mangrove forest. Limited but home like restaurants, where you can help yourselves with dishes of fish 🎏.
  • A wonderful opportunity for one to enjoy and understand the mangrove systems.... enjoyed the boat trip around these mangroves...