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Row boating will give you better experience.they will charge 300 for 2 hour in going inside mangrove forest .
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Hi yes it really is a beautiful spot. It takes around 5 hrs from Chennai and 2 hrs from pondicherry, The boating experience here is worth a try. you can try either a motor boat ride or a row boat. June - December is a great time as u can expect greenery.
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First, you have to go from Pondicherry to Chidambaram via Cuddalore( 60Km) and from there pichavaram is 10–12 Km. Things to do You can spend a few hours (max 8 hrs) boating in the backwaters. There is a beach nearby which you can explore. A restaurant managed by the tourism department where you can try the locally sources fish and shrimps. Happy journey
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Hi Himanshu, Yes, definitely visit this place. Happy Travelling!
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Should totally visit it. It’s the second biggest mangrove forest in the world. We hired a cab and it costed us 1650 from Pondy
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Hey Himanshu. Its a good place, I have been there twice and its worth it. Reaching there, you can hire scooters in Pondy and ride all the way. Or you can catch a bus till Chidambaram, and from there you will get another bus to Pichavaram. Go by row boat. The boat person will ask for extra money (500- 800 if you want to go in the interiors of the mangrove. You can try bargaining.
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Pichavaram Mangroves is an experience worth having. And it can easily be done without burning a hole in your pocket. I have written a blog on the same named Pichavaram Mangroves..you may go through the same for all kinds of information!!
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Hi himanshu, Check my trip to know all about Pichavaram Mangrove forest. Here's the link to it. https://www.tripoto.com/trip/a-half-day-natural-getaway-from-pondicherry-picchavaram-5c2385de31823
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Do let me know if you have any questions about the travel!
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It’s absolutely worth the visit...but remember to take a row boat instead of motor boat.row boat let’s you explore interiors but a little expensive when compared to motor boats.the expenses would be around 309-500 per person at max.
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You should definitely go there...it's Amazing
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Hi Himanshu, Yes, you should definitely go there. Happy Travelling! Thanks, Yasmin
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