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Pichavaram Mangrove Forest

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| Uppanaru River, Pichavaram, Chidambaram, India
+91 88949 15059
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Hidden jewel

This place is known to very few people. This is the hidden jewel. Pichavaram is the must visit. U... read more

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Once in a lifetime experience

If you happen to visit pondicherry or chidambaram, do NOT miss this piece of heaven. I just can't... read more

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| Uppanaru River, Pichavaram, Chidambaram, India
| Uppanaru River, Pichavaram, Chidambaram, India
+91 88949 15059
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Reviewed today via mobile

This place is known to very few people. This is the hidden jewel. Pichavaram is the must visit. U can get buses from bus stand.30 min frequency on normal days. I would suggest to take 2 hrs boat ride and u can pay the boat...More

Thank saurabh803
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you happen to visit pondicherry or chidambaram, do NOT miss this piece of heaven. I just can't rave enough about the beauty of the mangrove forests and the overall boating experience and honestly none of the pictures do enough justice to the beauty that...More

Thank Kavitha_pvr
Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat ride was fabulous. We went there by Road (Bike) from Pondi. found it very interesting. But Its a one time place to be visited.

Thank Deepak Kumar M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Pichavaram in December mid and the weather was really enjoyable. Local boatman took us all along inside the deep areas and we had our homely cooked food there :) Overall Great Escape from CHENNAI

Thank sabeenasharfudeen
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we planned for Pondy we want to cover Pichavaram for sure since it had many wonderful reviews and also not far from Pondy. We finished Chidambaram temple in the morning and took the boatdrive in the afternoon. You need to go through all few...More

Thank Vijays
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A 1.5 hour ride from Pondicherry, Pichavaram Mangrove Forest is a beautiful and pristine natural wonder near Chidambaram. The place has beautiful water tunnels and caves which can be navigated by boat. The place where backwaters mix with the sea is amazing to see. Tamil...More

Thank Raajita R
Reviewed 7 December 2017 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 24 November 2017 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

6  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
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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.
divya s
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