The nearest town to Pichavaram is Chidambram.
By air: The nearest airport is Chennai, around 245km away. You can take a flight from New Delhi to Chennai and then by road to Pichavaram. A round-trip ticket from New Delhi to Chennai starts from ₹6,000. Taxi from Chennai airport to Tamil Nadu Tourism Centre in Pichavaram start from ₹3,500 for a hatchback.
By rail: The nearest railway station is the holy town of Chidambram, around 13km away. From Chidambram you can take a bus, costing around ₹30 to ₹50.
By road: Chidambram, being only 13km from Pichavaram serves as the main city from where you can take a day trip to the Pichavaram backwaters. There are autos, taxis and local buses available. An auto costs around ₹80 - ₹120 for the full auto or ₹20-30 for a shared auto. The taxis cost around ₹200 for a hatchback whereas local buses charge around ₹30 to ₹50 per person.
There are only two accommodations available in Pichavaram, Pichavaram Adventure Resort, in Tamil Nadu Tourism Development complex and Corporation’s Arignar Anna Tourist Complex.
You can also choose to stay in Chidambram and take a day trip to Pichavaram Mangroves. For stay options in Chidambram, click here.
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