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“What a pleasant ride on back waters”

Pichavaram Mangrove Forest
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

If you really want to enjoy back waters and mangroove forest, then do visit this place, which is enroute to Chidambaram from Pondicherry. The mangroove forest are so dense that the motor boat ride was a boon. Few movies have also been shooted here. Lovely location to enjoy.

1  Thank Manali1972
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Pichavaram is easily approachable. Tip for persons going by road, you don't have to go to Chidambaram when going from Cuddalore,there is a road leading to pichavaram much before that. Beautiful roads right upto the spot. Friendly boatmen, lazy boating, rowing is fun. Good for a day trip and can wind up with good food at Pondy.

2  Thank Cosmeticsurgeryone
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

I have been to this place couple of times, Its a very nice picnic spot. One can spend entire day there or just spend couple of hours. There are speed boats, rowing boats are available on specific package trip. one can cross the back water and go to the beach and come back through mangrove forest. For families, they can just take 2 hours package and go around mangrove.
The beauty lies inside the mangrove, looks entirely different n pleasant scary.
Tamilnadu tourism has maintained it well with facility - restaurant - safety.

the depth of the water may be 5 ft so need not be afraid off, few places the boat gets stuck in the mud as the dept is just 1ft.

we had fun when we got down from boat and started pushing in muddy area.

one should not miss this place when they visit Chidambaram

5  Thank Shiv2013
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Pichavaram Mangrove forest is a hidden jewel near Chidambaram and Pondicherry. I heard it through word of mouth with a friend telling that it is a little like the mystery island in "Life of Pi". To keep expectations, correct, it is a mangrove forest, but the maze of canals, and the friendly boatmen make the place worth a good visit if you like nature. We stayed at Chidambaram and drove down to Pichavaram in the morning ( It is 15 km from Chidambaram ). We took a 90 minute boat ride, and it started off as a standard backwater ride, but the maze of small waterways and the natural tunnels created by the mangroves elevated the experience. Great for a one time experience.

6  Thank Robby_Thomas
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

This is place to visit between pondicherry and chidambaram , We can spend some 1 or 2 hours for the boat ride. avoid afternoon its too hot . It is about 30 min travel from Chidambaram
No good resturants nearby better carry food n snacks

3  Thank Vasanss
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