Pichavaram Mangrove Forest, Chidambaram

4.5
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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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  • We went from Chennai to Chidambaram through ECR and it was a smooth ride till Pondicherry with amazing early morning sceneries. The Cuddalore is being a bit chaotic as the national highway is going...  more »
  • What has the potential to be a worthwhile experience was in fact underwhelming, boring and frustrating. Having paid for our boat and then our foreigner fee, our boatman requested 500rupee more to...  more »
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  • It's very nice and must see Tourist spot in India. It's deep mangrove forest. Government is operating boats to ride in the back water with in the caves formed by mangrove trees. Amazing place don't miss to see this in your life time...
  • Good place for nature lovers. However I wish the bathrooms were hygienic. The boats man will charge you extra for taking you inwards. Hope the tourism ministry looks into this.
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