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Pichavaram Mangrove Forest, Chidambaram

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Wildlife Area
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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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • Pichavaram is the second largest mangrove forests in the world. Not marketed or spoken much about but it's a place you should never miss. It's a place good for both nature lovers as well as bird watch...  more »
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  • Great place to visit to witness the beauty of nature. The place has great mangrove forests cover. It is especially advisable to take a normal boat for a 2-3 hours ride as these boats can go to the shallower parts of the mangrove forest which are more picturesque. Better to visit on weekdays as the rush is a lot lesser. Highly recommended.
  • A natures beauty. Mangroves are trees growing on sea water. At pichavaram there is three thousand acres of it and Asia's second largest Mangrove forest. Take manual row boat to enjoy it. As the motor boats cant navigate through the shallow waters. When you go through the canopy like jungle all that you can express is wonder. Enjoy the forest and small wild life like small fishes, birds, if you are lucky water snakes and of course the various vegetation.
  • Different experience to be in a forest on waters. Take a normal 1 hour boat ride and give the boat guy some extra money to take you to narrow ways and in between mangroves. Nice place to spend an afternoon. The disadvantages are, it's far from Pondicherry, not so good road to reach here, restrooms are not maintained. Not good to go late in evening or night. The boat rides have timings.
  • Best place to spend time.. 👍 very cool place. And a wonderful experience.. A must visit place
  • Mangroves are a unique type of vegetation, and the Pichavaram mangrove forest gives an excellent view of these trees. It's a great way to spend half a day in one of the safest mangroves in India.