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. Put Pichavaram Mangrove Forest on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Chidambaram itinerary planner .
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 tha...  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...

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